Challenges and Solutions

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Philadelphia 2017 Challenges:

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I challenge you to improve the health of your community by enabling people of all ages to bring three habits into their lives: good nutrition, regular exercise, and balanced emotional health.

Ezekiel “Zeke” Emanuel

B^3 (Buff Broccoli Brains)

B^3 creates tools to build healthy, happy lives. Our fun, student-created programs promote good nutrition, regular exercise, and emotional wellbeing as daily and lifelong habits in our school and community.

Paul Robeson Healthy Youth Initiative

We are teaching students about physical, emotional, and nutritional health to promote a healthy lifestyle. We want to replicate this program in other schools to increase healthy behaviors.


By associating the word "healthy" with the word "fun" through fitness and diet, we raise awareness of the benefits of healthy living one meal at a time.

I challenge you to make the impossible possible - to change the culture of violence by leading a movement to make non-violence cool - especially for those who live the most violent neighborhoods.

Reverend Jeffrey Brown


YESPhilly created a movement called Something 2 Lose that uses role-playing events to persuade youth to think before they act and use their voices to make non-violence cool.


Breakout provides pre-teens who are influenced by violence with mentoring. We help them find their own narratives through the arts and overcome barriers caused by all forms of violence.


WeSeek is a mobile application that decreases violence by connecting people with others to challenge and build on the way we interact with other people. WeSeek unity.

Peace of Mind

In order to dispel tendencies of fear and hate between different groups of people, we are engaging people in activities like sports competitions, martial arts, and meditation in order to redirect their energy and foster a culture where peace and tolerance are cool.

P.O.P. (Power Over Pressure)

We created a community movement that promotes and implements non-violence to be cool. We strive to reduce violence in order to shape a better tomorrow.

I challenge you to design methods of recovering food in a scalable way to build a more sustainable community and country.

Komal Ahmad

Sankofa Feeds

We bring businesses and organizations together with educational institutions to help recover food in a scalable way which leads to the distribution among residents within the city of Philadelphia.

Philly Youth Hunger Initiative

Philly Youth Hunger Initiative uses the community connections, vision, and creativity of our generation to change misconceptions about food insecurity while connecting organizations and people with recovered and donated food.

Phill Up Philly

We are changing the face of hunger and food waste in Philadelphia by distributing and repurposing wasted food to those in need through unconventional methods such as juicing, jarring, and compost.

Reducing Food Waste

We are Meraki.
We replenish fruits that are being thrown away.
We teach our community the importance of fruit.
We reveal the beauty of fruit.
We are Meraki.

Straight Outta Compost

In order to reduce food waste and improve the health of our peers, we established a partnership with Greensgrow Community Garden to provide them with health food and in return, we collect their food waste for compost for the garden.In order to reduce food waste and improve the health of our peers, we established a partnership with Greensgrow Community Garden to provide them with healthy food and in return, we collect their food waste for compost for the garden.

I challenge you to empower young people to make financial decisions through participatory budgeting, which creates true racial equity and redefines democracy.

Shari Davis

Daughters of Democracy

We are integrating participatory budgeting in our school and community to enable everyone to practice true democracy and directly vote on where real money is allocated.

I challenge you to heal the world by designing a method to empower your community to take action and keep the health of our planet in their daily consciousness.

JT Reager

Seeds of Change

Seeds of Change is a community organization dedicated to improving our environment while helping others. We are committed to educating our peers and neighbors about the importance of reducing waste.

Philly Fights Lead

We take action against the lead epidemic in Philadelphia by educating and empowering the community to take action, securing our future, and protecting our children.


Are you prepared to live in a colorless earth? An earth void of sounds of life and nature? Of course not! Be a change to make the world you deserve to live in, a symphonic earth. Help us educate, empower and create an Eco-Maniac earth!