In the 2017 SAP Social Innovation Series, students ages 13-17 from dozens of local schools worked side by side with SAP mentors in Dallas, Boston, and Phoenix to design student-led solutions to health and wellness challenges in their schools and communities. After pitching their ideas to a panel of judges, ten winners in each city received $1000 to bring their ideas to life. (You can check out the recap video here!)
Additionally, a grand prize winner from each city was named as the SAP Teen Innovator meaning they will embark upon an all-expenses-paid trip to NYC to meet other winners, SAP execs, and Daymond John of ABC's "Shark Tank"! During January and February 2018, winners were surprised in school with the announcement that they had won, with the support of local Dairy Councils in each region.
This is the third year that SAP has teamed up with AdVenture Capital for the Social Innovation Series, throughout which SAP has awarded over $100,000 to help support social entrepreneurs and the funding and implementation of their projects in schools.
Congralations to our three winning Projects - we can't wait to hear about your adventures as the SAP Teen Innovators! Have fun in NYC this month
Dallas: Jewell, “Cart Cuisine,” Hillcrest High School.Jewell’s project idea was a mobile lunch cart to help students stay on time by offering grab n go options.
Boston: Arianna and Cassandra, “Operation Rooftop,” Southeastern Regional Vocational High School. Arianna and Cassandra’s Project was originally pitched as a rooftop garden but modified to collaborate with existing clubs to grow produce, share smoothie recipes and collaborate with culinary clubs to run healthy taste test competitions.
- Phoenix: Jacob & Jade, “Take a Stand,” Mountain Ridge High School. Jacob & Jade want to implement standing desk programs into the school day by working with the engineering clubs to build and maintain the desks.
Stay tuned for more information and a recap of their time in NYC meeting with SAP & The Shark Group and sharing more about their Projects!