Accepting Solutions

Youth, Skills, & the Workforce of the Future

How can disadvantaged youth learn the skills they need to prepare them for the workforce of the future and thrive in the 21st century?

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Challenge Chairs

Challenge Leadership Group

Lucy Ashman

Global Director of Social Innovation, Teach for All

Melissa Beaumont Lee

Foundation Manager, Atlassian Foundation

Laura Callanan

Founding Partner, Upstart Co-Lab | Arts & Culture Mentorship Prize Judge

Leila W. Kinney

Executive Director of Arts Initiatives and of the MIT Center for Art, Science & Technology (CAST) | Arts & Culture Mentorship Prize Judge

Eric Klopfer

Professor and Director of the Scheller Teacher Education Program and The Education Arcade, MIT

Jack Markell

73rd Governor of Delaware

Jamie McAuliffe

Senior Fellow, Aspen Institute Forum for Community Solutions

Cynthia McCaffrey

Director of the Office of Global Innovation, UNICEF

Lisa Neuberger Fernandez

Managing Director, Global Head of Strategy and Innovation for Corporate Citizenship, Accenture

Vikas Pota

Chief Executive, Varkey Foundation

Sanjay Sarma

Vice President for Open Learning, MIT

Paul Sznewajs

Executive Director, Ingenuity | Arts & Culture Mentorship Prize Judge

Judging Criteria

Solutions will be evaluated based on the following criteria.


Does the solution address the challenge that has been set forth?


Can the solution be grown and scaled to affect the lives of more people?

Potential for Impact

Does the planned implementation of the solution have the potential to impact lives, and does the theory behind how it will work make logical sense? Does the team have a robust plan for monitoring and evaluating the effectiveness of the solution?


Is this a new technology, new application of a technology, or new process for solving the challenge?


Is it feasible to implement the solution, and does the team have a plan for the solution to sustain itself financially?

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