In collaboration with EndPovertyEdmonton, the Leder School of Business at The King’s University revealed that the challenge of its first High School Competition is “End Poverty Edmonton”. The video challenge can be found at https://youtu.be/NJSU_a8KMp4
Fifteen teams from 11 different high schools from Edmonton and region have 10 days to create an action plan for the business community with the goal of ending poverty in Edmonton. The plans students create may be for an existing business or a new social enterprise, however it must address at least one of the recommendations in the End Poverty Edmonton report in a financially sustainable manner.
“We’re pleased that this competition has created such interest with high school students. We all have a role to end poverty in Edmonton,” explained Dr. Melanie Humphreys, President of The King’s University, “Who better to help give a fresh perspective on the challenge than our youth?”
A total of 60 teens participating in the Leder School of Business 2015 High School Competition and are developing proposals to eliminate poverty in the city. Students will present their ideas to a panel of judges on Friday morning, November 20th at The King’s University. Top teams progress to the final public judging from2:00 – 4:00 which will be emceed by Sarah Chan and judged by members from the End Poverty Taskforce.
The event is open to the public.