On February 11, Clarity Partners hosted the students of Chicago Vocational Career Academy (CVCA) as part of the Lumity program.

For the third year in a row, CVCA students worked alongside Clarity employees to present STEM-driven solutions to real-world problems that affect their communities.  The students then presented those solutions to a panel of judges, who voted on the idea they found most promising.

 

Teams presented to a panel of Clarity Partners judges.

 

The winning team was U-Trash, an app that promotes community involvement in an effort to combat litter and trash in the Chicago area.  The app has two functionalities: one for U-Reporters, who can take a picture of trash and tag its exact location and one for U-Volunteers, who mark they will go to the location and pick up the trash.  They will now present their idea alongside other teams that won their respective one-day challenges as part of the IGNITE Benefit Cocktail Reception and STEM Fair on March 12.

 

Winning team U-Trash working on their presentation.

 

Clarity Partners is honored to work with the Lumity team to facilitate their mission to provide resources for teens and young adults from under-served communities to prepare them for lifelong STEM careers.

 

About Lumity

Lumity is a four-year program supports students through each stage of their high school years, teaching and strengthening critical thinking and problem solving skills, ability to collaborate effectively as part of a team, and valuable presentation skills.