The Aspen Challenge provides inspiration, a platform, and tools for young people to design solutions to some of the most critical and complicated problems that humanity faces. This program offers students a chance to foster their curiosity and creativity, practice critical thinking and problem solving, and offer fresh perspectives on issues vital to our society and their communities. Throughout the Aspen Challenge experience, young people and educators take deeper, project-based learning to a new level, leading change on a range of topics – immigration, STEM education, violence prevention, gentrification, health- and developing lifelong learning and educating skills. Representing diverse communities and backgrounds, these students and educators share a commitment to creating positive change in the world. At the Solution Showcase, teams present their solutions to a panel of distinguished judges who select top teams based on creativity, feasibility, sustainability, and teamwork. They are then invited to present their work at the annual Aspen Ideas Festival.