Partner Cities

The Aspen Challenge strives to build future generations of engaged and equitable leaders by providing tools and a platform for young people to play critical roles in identifying, designing, and implementing solutions to their community’s biggest needs.

Each year the Aspen Institute partners with school districts around the country to engage, inspire, and challenge our nation’s youth. Throughout the first two years in each location, the Aspen Challenge team builds the capacity of the partner city to have ownership in this initiative beginning in year three.

In 2023, Aspen Challenge: Brooklyn will launch in partnership with Brooklyn North Public Schools at the New York City Department of Education, bringing 20 high schools from Brooklyn together to tackle some of the toughest issues our communities face. Orleans Parish in New Orleans, Louisiana will be back for its second year with 20 new high schools taking on the challenge.

Current Partner Cities

2023 Partner Cities

Brooklyn

New Orleans

Past Partner Cities

2022 Partner City

New Orleans

Miami

2021 Partner City

Miami

2020 Partner City

Louisville

2019 Partner Cities

Louisville

Dallas

2018 Partner Cities

Dallas

Philadelphia

2017 Partner Cities

Philadelphia

Chicago

2016 Partner Cities

Chicago

Washington, DC

2015 Partner Cities

Washington, DC

Denver

2014 Partner Cities

Denver

Los Angeles

2013 Partner City

Los Angeles