WGN Radio’s Steve Cochran, WVON’s Art Simms and Fox32 News’ Sylvia Perez recently hosted Lumity’s Executive Director Kara Kennedy to their shows to showcase the inspiring One Day Challenge for 50 Chicago Vocational Career Academy freshman. Motorola Mobility hosted the Challenge and a total of 30 STEM professionals from Allstate, CNA, Motorola Solutions and Motorola Mobility coached the 10 student teams over the course of the Challenge.

Students picked among three challenges: access to healthy foods, transportation or unemployment to address through the use of a website or mobile app. Teams and their coaches worked on their concepts and presented to a group of judges from the partnering companies. Scholars with Drive won the competition and walked away with their own personal laptop donated by CDW & HP!

The winning team made their debut media appearances sharing their mobile app idea. To hear more, listen to the media stories!

  • None of this would be made possible without the generous support of our donors. Don’t forget to mark your calendars for March 9 and buy your tickets today for our annual dinner featuring keynote speaker Arnie Duncan and our very own student-led STEM fair.

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