OUR CHALLENGERS

Nigeria

“In order for you to really learn what you need in life and really, really understand the true elements of living in the world, you would have to do stuff in the world.”

My Age: 17
Where I Live: New York City, NY
How I Found the Challenge: The Future Project
My Journey: jUiCED The Summer Collection
My Vision: To create a clean image for the Juiced clothing line
What I Set Out to Learn:

  • Learning more in depth about the advertising and marketing business
  • Learn how I can incorporate budget planning into both my learning journey and my personal life
  • How to connect with people outside of people in my own social realm, and people I have not met before

My Photo Shoot: Gallery
My Application: PDF
My Application Presentation: Video

Ethan

“It’s given me an entirely new level of self-confidence that I really didn’t have before.”

My Age: 16
Where I Live: Wilmington, DE
How I Found the Challenge: Wilmington Children’s Chorus
My Journey: Build it Cheaper
My Vision: To build a cheaper version of professional equipment used in theatrical performances
What I Set Out to Learn:

  • Python programming and scripting (learning the syntax of the language and how it is structured, organized and basic commands)
  • Understanding electrical circuit design
  • Learning about the different components that go into an electrical work/product
  • Learning how to create a readable schematic

My Light Box: Video
My Application: PDF
My Application Presentation: Video

Ashley

“This learning journey helped me step out of my comfort zone…and grow as a person.”

My Age: 17
Where I Live: New York City, NY
How I Found the Challenge: The Future Project
My Journey: $300 and a Dream of a Fashion Business
My Vision:  To explore how to start a fashion design business
What I Set Out to Learn:

  • Understanding how to start a fashion business

  • Learning about the legal procedures for a business

  • Learning about the personal journeys of fashion designers who have started a business

My Journey Presentation: PDF
My Application: PDF
My Application Presentation: Video

 

 

Brian

“The focus on learning in the Challenge was really important because it helped me realize what I was being taught in my own experiences.”

My Age: 16
Where I Live: Wilmington, DE
How I Found the Challenge: Wilmington Children’s Chorus
My Journey: 302 P.E.R.C
My Vision:  To create a sustainable community of Delaware musicians to get Delaware on the map as a place where good musicians are found
What I Set Out to Learn:

  • Learning how to work with others
  • Learning to protect members’ music
  • Understanding how to be an assertive leader
  • Understanding how to form a music community

My Song, Valentine's Day: MP3
My Application: PDF
My Application Presentation: Video

Cyntiche

“The Learning Challenge gave me more confidence to go after my interests.”

My Age: 15
Where I Live: New Castle, DE
How I Found the Challenge: TeenSHARP
My Journey: The Art of Drawing
My Vision:  To learn how to express myself better through drawing and painting
What I Set Out to Learn:

  • Learning how to draw and paint using various techniques
  • Learning about art and different art forms
  • Visiting museums in order to learn about art, artistic expression, and art mediums

My Journey Presentation: PDF
My Application: PDF
My Application Presentation: Video

Mea

“The Challenge changed the way I saw myself. I have been told that I am a problem solver for others, but I never knew that I could be a problem solver for myself.”

My Age: 18
Where I Live: New York City, NY
How I Found the Challenge: The Future Project
My Journey: The Seed in the Brain
My Vision:  To incorporate creativity in a more scientific manner
What I Set Out to Learn:

  • Having a full concept of the brain and what it can do
  • How to teach kids about something involving science
  • How to record all the data received in a way that could be used for future reference and in a way to be shared with other people

My Journey Presentation: Prezi
My Application: Prezi
My Application Presentation: Video

 

Jordan

“Leading this journey means to me that people can achieve anything they set their mind to.”

My Age: 16
Where I Live: Philadelphia, PA
How I Found the Challenge: TeenSHARP
My Journey: Connections
My Vision: To use connections with others that have more experience to build something together that will benefit others
What I Set Out to Learn:

  • Learning about server-side JavaScript
  • Learning how scripts function together to create a functioning tool

Some of My Code: TXT
My Application: PDF
My Application Presentation: Video

Julia

“I wanted to learn about this topic of mixing music for such a long time and the Learning Challenge gave me the space and resources I needed.”

My Age: 17
Where I Live: Wilmington, DE
How I Found the Challenge: Wilmington Children’s Chorus
My Journey: Mixing & Mastering: A Tuneful Track
My Vision: To get the experience of recording and mixing music
What I Set Out to Learn:

  • Learning how to master recording and mixing music using music equipment
  • Understanding how people respond to mixed music recordings once uploaded online
  • Learning how to put together a music repertoire and how to facilitate rehearsals

Pictures From My Journey: Gallery
My Application: PDF
My Application Presentation: Video

Brandon

I really felt like I was in charge of my own learning, which is not something that I get to do in school.”

My Age: 16
Where I Live: Philadelphia, PA
How I Found the Challenge: TeenSHARP
My Journey: A Study of Education
My Vision: To provide myself a head start as an educator by giving myself the information needed to become what a student needs, rather than someone "holding a position." 
What I Set Out to Learn:

  • Gather the information required to become a
    Top-Notch Educator

My Guide:  Google Doc
My Application: JPG
My Application Presentation: Video