Youth Idea Challenge 2017
In honor of the National Youth Violence Prevention Week, the Office for Safe and Healthy Neighborhoods issed a challenge to Louisville youth to submit project ideas that may help reduce youth violence in Louisville. We encouraged youth to put on their thinking caps, tap into their creativity and consider what they could do to prevent youth violence and then share their idea(s) with us! We welcomed youth to submit proposals/ideas in the following formats: songs, poems, videos, graphic arts, drawings, paintings, essays and other creative methods.
Proposals/Ideas highlighted one of the following themes:
Justice, Resolution, Forgiveness, Community, Tolerance, Safety, Hope, Peace, Love, Unity, Respect
HAD to be between the ages of 8-18yrs of age
HAD to submit ideas/proposals by Friday, April 21, 2017 @ 5pm
HAD to include a 200 word or less description
HAD to have parent/guardian permission to enter
Idea HAD to be their own
Individuals and groups were welcomed to enter
Groups: 2-5 individuals (all group members HAD to be between 8-18yrs of age)
HAD to live in Louisville/Jefferson County
HAD to be present on April 28, 2017 to win
The turnout in California Community Center was terrific! Supportive parents and community members were there, and of course city leaders Mayor Greg Fischer and Councilmen David James were in the building. One of the participating groups was a group of young ladies from P.A.C.T in Action. Take a look at their video here.
Submissions were divided into 4 categories:
Individuals 8-12 years of age
Groups 8-12 years of age
Individuals 13-18 years of age
Groups 13-18 years of age
Judges gradeed each of the submissions based on the following areas:
Creativity/Originality/Uniqueness: Is the idea that has been done a lot?
Practicality/Ability to Replicate: Can the idea actually be done in Louisville?
Thoughtfulness: Does the idea consider multiple communities or neighborhoods? Or most impacted communities?
Clarity/Organization: Is the idea easy to understand?
Next year we hope to see you at our Youth Idea Challenge '18!