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I challenge you to design a program that creates support for immigrants in your community, one that moves beyond fear and tolerance to an authentic state of welcoming.

Liz Cedillo-Pereira

W.H. Adamson High School

Oak Cliff Culture plans to foster cultural awareness and empathy toward immigrants from all around the world by creating an art gallery with contributing pieces from all schools in our neighborhood.

Skyline High School

RESILIENCE's goal is to empower minorities and immigrants by creating a One Stop Shop Community Resource Fair that will connect them to the people, places, and resources that enable them to build successful lives and enrich our community.

Moisés E. Molina High School

Los Coyotes will advocate for immigration reform by organizing a town hall meeting with local leaders, the mayor, and other politicians, as well as connect community members to resources that assist families to become legal citizens.

I challenge you to organize young people in your community to practice civic power and cultivate civic character.

Eric Liu

Thomas Jefferson High School

Sunset Encouraging Civic Activism will inform students about their civic power, how they can contribute to society, provide accessible services, and teach young adults how to have a voice and appreciate diversity.

Sunset High School

Sunset Encouraging Civic Activism will inform students about their civic power, how they can contribute to society, provide accessible services, and teach young adults how to have a voice and appreciate diversity.

Seagoville High School

Dragons United is promoting community involvement at Seagoville High School to help remedy the issue of bullying.

Justin F. Kimball High School

Knights M Powering is a force of change that empowers students to advocate for their own education while promoting student accountability to retain good teachers.

Franklin D. Roosevelt High School

Civic Youth United aims to inform, develop, and empower the next generation of functional citizens by providing post-secondary skills not in current curricula.

I challenge you to examine the concept of belonging as it pertains to mental health in your community, and create a program that not only supports the isolated, but also lays the groundwork for sustaining a culture of inclusiveness.

Jessica Gomez

North Dallas High School

The Brains Behind It established a Mind Body Lab, which includes relaxing mechanisms that allow students to relieve tensions and stress.

L.G. Pinkston High School

West Dallas Upbeat promotes and provides opportunities for physical, mental, and social interaction to improve mental health.

H. Grady Spruce High School

P.E.A.C.E.'s mission is to help the isolated find peace and a sense of belonging in their everyday lives through a mentorship program.

We challenge you to restore and protect green spaces in Dallas so that more community members will receive the benefits of being in a natural environment, while improving Dallas’s ability to support wildlife and biodiversity.

Megan Davis & Aaryaman Singhal

Wilmer-Hutchins High School

The Green Successors are rebuilding green spaces in Dallas along with community partners and connecting future generations to our green roots and inspire an appreciation for nature.

W.T. White High School

We will restore green spaces at W.T White to promote biodiversity and inspire our community to appreciate nature.

Hillcrest High School

Lil' Trees Association's goal is to increase the recycling at Hillcrest High School by 50 percent by providing recycling bins and raising awareness on the importance of protecting green spaces.

Bryan Adams High School

Cougar Zen is improving their campus' green space to create a place for relaxation and building a healthy state of mind in order to strengthen their community and propel their academic excellence.

We challenge you to develop a solution to reduce a health inequity facing your community, using your community’s assets and identifying where more support is needed.

Tigee Hill & Alexandra Quinn

Woodrow Wilson High School

Wildcat Outreach provides hygiene products to women facing homelessness as a way to respect each person's dignity and promote healthy communities.

South Oak Cliff High School

The Significant Optimistic Crew brings awareness and solutions to inequities in the Dallas community that affect the overall health of teens and children so they can make wise choices for a better lifestyle for ourselves and our community.

David W. Carter High School

Listen Up will provide information, help, and hope to teens who may suffer from mental illness and feel alone in their struggles, all while educating and broadening the understanding of educators and administrators.