The Project AccelerUs challenge cycle allows students to take a deeper look into subjects they are interested in, and empowers them to pursue their passions. Below are the current Project AccelerUs Challenges with more coming soon!
Every year, disasters put millions of Americans in danger and cost billions of dollars property damage. Disasters are serious disruptions that impact everyday functioning to the point it exhausts the resources necessary to cope. How would you alleviate human suffering in the face of disasters, both before they occur and after they happen?
Youth violence is a serious public health problem that can have long-term impact on young people's health and wellbeing. Youth violence is the intentional use of physical force or power to threaten or harm others. All young people deserve to grow up safely and thrive in their homes, schools, and communities.
Climate in Crisis
Climate change is increasing the frequency and severity of extreme weather events around the world. This results in increased havoc on everyone affected, from individual families and communities to billion-dollar businesses. What future do you envision that provides relief for people and organizations being impacted by climate change and the erratic weather associated with it?
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) defines food insecurity as a lack of consistent access to enough food for an active, healthy life. Does this sound like someone you know? What about within your community? What future can you envision that helps those in need?
“The enjoyment of the highest attainable standard of health is one of the fundamental rights of every human being without distinction of race, religion, political belief, economic or social condition”. - Constitution of the World Health Organization
World Without Waste
Consumption and production drive the global economy, but also wreak havoc on planetary health through the unsustainable use of natural resources. The global material footprint is increasing faster than population growth and economic output. Recycling is one pathway to a "World Without Waste."
Excellence in Education
Learning and knowledge are tools that can help inspire and enable different futures for ourselves, humanity, and of our world. The pace of change in the world today and the challenges they bring to our society require re-imagining education and learning systems to enable all an equitable opportunity at the future and life they desire.
More to come.
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