U.S. Teens Submit Ideas to Hack Their Schools Green
By Alix Ogilvie - Program Manager
ROUND 01 WINNERS ANNOUNCED
The jury had the challenging task of selecting only 10 of the 80 first round submissions to Guerrilla Green -- a U.S. based ideas, design and implementation competition that provides awards and funding for teens to hack their schools green. The 10 fantastic teams chosen to continue on to the next round, 2 from each of the 4 Regions, and 2 Wildcards, will each receive $1000 in cash -- seed funding -- to implement their ideas in Round 2 while competing for more money and more green improvements.
The Guerrilla Green Challenge is a youth-led school design competition and social enterprise pilot program whereby high school students apply for grants to upgrade their school facilities and help turn their school campuses into inspirational places of learning and models of sustainability. Five select student teams will receive grants, and mentorship and technical expertise by Architecture for Humanity to execute their proposals.
This program goes beyond a one-off design competition. The aim is to create learning, leadership and design/construction outcomes to inform the basis of Architecture for Humanity’s nationwide, multi-year program on innovative financial guidance for sustainable schools. The insights and outcomes of the Guerrilla Green Challenge will be critical to successfully delivering the core student engagement, workforce development, and leadership development components of these broader efforts.
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