Launched in a new U.S. city each year, the Aspen Challenge begins with a forum for students and teachers from partner high schools. At the forum, leaders pioneering change to some of the world’s most pressing issues present challenges to the teams. Equipped with tools and support, teams then design a solution to their selected challenge. Seven weeks later, they present their solutions on stage in a daylong competition, and teams are selected to advance and showcase their work at the Aspen Ideas Festival. Alumni of the program are encourage to join the official Aspen Challenge Alumni Group to continue collaborating and fueling their solutions and are asked to mentor future teams.
Teams from the Los Angeles Unified School District and Denver Public Schools shared their solutions at the 10th annual Aspen Ideas Festival. Learn more here.
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