Challenges and Solutions

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I challenge you to create a scalable platform to facilitate dialogue with youth worldwide, encourage global citizenship, and promote the benefits of intercultural understanding.

Chris Plutte

Bonds Without Borders

Using social media platforms, we will connect with students worldwide to create intercultural understanding, dispel stereotypes, and improve relations among people from other countries.


We will dispel misconceptions of other cultures and races around the world by creating a website for youth to share their life stories and cultures.

Global and Cultural Understanding

To improve cultural understanding, we are inviting our community to join us in a workshop where we learn about other cultures through food, games, prizes, and music.

I challenge you to improve community safety and trust, in partnership with the Dallas Police Department.

Lonzo Anderson

S.T.P. (Safety, Trust, and Partnership)

S.T.P. will build bridges among the officers who keep us Safe, the community that Trusts us, and the students who have designed these Partnerships.

C.S.T. Squad

We will organize a Pleasant Grove community block party to build authentic relationships, promote safety, and improve trust with the Dallas Police Department.

I challenge you to design mobility solutions that increase community cohesion and promote equitable development of vulnerable populations in your communities.

Eric Wilson & Smita Rawoot

Mobility 4 All

M4A promotes community cohesion and equitable development by improving access to safe mobility across all types of transit. We will identify common themes and issues throughout the southern sector and propose solutions to private-sector companies whose interests align with the mission of M4A.

Stray Paws

In order to make streets safer for pedestrians, especially school-aged pedestrians, Stray Paws is committed to decreasing the number of stray dogs in the area by increasing patrols and raising awareness of the 311 phone app and free spay and neutering services.

I challenge you to use your power to heal the loneliness and isolation that weakens the health and wellbeing of our communities, by designing ways to strengthen meaningful connections between individuals.

Ann Kim

Samuell Connects

We are encouraging interaction between and support for students and staff at Samuell High School by utilizing social media and hosting community events where participants can learn more about addressing the issue of loneliness.

I Am Enough

We are creating a campaign that builds understanding of and compassion toward those experiencing loneliness by forming a strong, healing network among local churches, businesses, and schools.


Connection is contagious. Intention uses connections to cause a chain reaction of respectful behavior throughout our community. By encouraging teachers and students to interact in a non-academic setting, we can build these connections and reduce disrespectful behavior on our campus.

Remember the Times

By hosting a series of “Remember the Times” events, we will bring back old-fashioned face-to-face interactions that inspire and motivate others to connect back to what matters the most — cultivating meaningful relationships!


We are addressing loneliness by establishing a mentor and buddy system within our school that matches lower classmen with upper classmen to ensure their stay at Bryan Adams feels welcoming. We will expand throughout our school feeder pattern and aspire to impact our entire city.

I challenge you to reimagine urban spaces by creating better access to healthy foods and lifestyle choices for underprivileged communities.

Michael Sorrell

Wildcats on Wheels

We are developing and implementing a traveling farmers market to provide free and fresh food to the public with produce grown in Dallas ISD public school gardens.

Golden Bears Gardeners

We are promoting access to healthier foods by building a series of community gardens to support our school and community. To scale this initiative, our goal is to provide widespread access to the gardens and educate people about growing and harvesting fresh fruits and vegetables.

North Dallas Farmers

By bringing healthy foods closer to consumers, we will inspire youth to make better food choices and to help make a difference in our communities for a better tomorrow.

Spruce Produce

We will improve access to healthy foods and educate the Pleasant Grove community about healthy lifestyle choices by building a community greenhouse.