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Youth Empowerment Conference
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JOLTcon 

2023

At this event, youth aged 12-18 are able to gain the skills to compete in the JOLTcon Solutions Competition happening in the Part 2 event on October 21. The winners of JOLTcon Solutions Competition will receive a grand prize. 

 

This semester’s JOLTcon theme is: Save the World with Creativity & Technology. For this semester, we will be diving into the topics that matter most toward understanding actionable ways to address our changing climate. Following two prompt options, JOLTcon will host guest speakers on 1) Carbon capture with trees and 2) Understanding microplastics. Afterward, teens will be introduced to a guided workshop on how to synthesize an idea solution, build a pitch, and sell the solution.

What You'll Experience:

• Inspirational Stories

• Workshops around the topics and skills that matter to you

• JOLTcon Solutions Competition

• Lunch Available for registered guests

Solution Competition FAQs

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What are the prompts?

We have two choices of prompts. Only one needs to be solved:

  1. A better process for planting trees

  2. How to track microplastics

What is the prize?

We are currently fundraising for the cash prize. We will be able to announce it soon! The winnings will be evenly split between teammates.

What is the group size required?

Groups are encouraged to be 3-5 people to evenly spread the work. You are able to compete as a team of one, but the work will be a lot to accomplish in the time allotted. 

How much time do we have to build?

The Solutions Competition is roughly 6 hours on October 21. Teams will be able to stop for breaks and lunch as needed. The judging will begin promptly at 3 PM. Teams are able to work before the competition to brainstorm and pre-build any parts of their work. We will have special challenges throughout that can only be done "on the fly" during the competition. 

Will we have support?

Our Futures Fund Instructors and coding graduates will be around to help groups problem-solve at scheduled blocks. Additionally, a suggested milestone or work schedule will be given to every group to ensure they are able to properly manage their time. These are only suggestions, as each group is allowed to approach the work however they wish. 

How long will our presentation have to be?

This will depend on the number of groups registered. We will announce the presentation length at the beginning of the day to accomodate any late registrations. Once the competition begins, no additional groups are able to be added. 

Still have more questions?

Reach out to support@thewallsproject.org and we will answer any questions that come up! 

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