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HBCU Experience

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Kansas City Metro

Missouri

United States

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The Story.

Innovator(s)

Our employer is HBCU Walking Billboard. They bring value to the community by providing students of color opportunities and scholarships to attend historically Black colleges and universities.

Problem

The problem is few students choose to attend HBCUs because of their limited information on many HBCUs and it impacts the amount of opportunities students believe they have for college and their future.

Solution

Our solution is to host an HBCU Mock Experience for students at the schools that are in partnership with HBCU Walking Billboard. This experience will take students through what it's like to be an HBCU student, life as a sorority/fraternity member, and what they can do with their education for their future careers. This experience gives more information to students about HBCUs, brings awareness, and increases the amount of choices for their future.

Target Market

The main people affected by this problem are high school students grades 9-12.

Societal Impact

Our solution would bring value by increasing opportunities for high school students and providing more information to students about schools they may have less information on.

Next Steps

To make our idea a reality, we need schools that would be interested in letting us host the HBCU mock experience for their students and volunteer speakers from HBCUs willing to help to educate students. We would also need $381 to provide food and decorations.

Reflection

This work has increased our skills in empathy, innovation, and communication because we learned to professionally communicate with businesses and how to brainstorm ideas based on their responses.

Use of Backer Contributions

We are not currently accepting contributions from our voters. This pitch is part of the ProX competition for $5,000. We will use the money to help increase our outreach to students and schools so that we can help create better opportunities for students while keeping them informed about their options.

Community Feedback

Here's what community partners, backers, and judges for this pitch have shared so far...

Still judged this pitch even though it was after voting period.

4/20/2024

Keep it up!

4/20/2024

4/20/2024

So good that I'm donating $20!!!

4/20/2024

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