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.
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.
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.
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.