How do you encourage young people to look for solutions to some of the biggest issues facing humanity? You provide them with inspiration, tools, and a platform for designing and promoting unique solutions. That’s what the Aspen Challenge, powered by Skild’s competition platform, does.
Supported by the Aspen Institute and the Bezos Family Foundation, the Aspen Challenge encourages students to use their imagination to solve critical problems. Each year, the Challenge partners with an urban school district that has at least 25 percent of students eligible for free or reduced-cost lunch. The current partner is The School District of Philadelphia, with past Challenges being held in the Los Angeles Unified School District, Denver Public Schools, District of Columbia Public Schools, District of Columbia Public Charter School Board, and Chicago Public Schools. Up to 20 schools in the district are invited to participate. Read more on this article.