Dear Future [Community]

CHEERS TO OUR CHANGE MAKERS

Meet the Dear Future [Community] Challenge change makers! Their innovative ideas will soon come to life and help to renew their communities.

Emileny P.
Age 19, Univ. of Mass. Boston

BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS
Educating and encouraging people to recycle correctly through community engagement and events.

Richard J.
Age 21, Univ. North Carolina at Charlotte

CHARLOTTE, NORTH CAROLINA
Building a program for high school students to learn more about skilled careers and workforce training opportunities.

Isabel R.
Age 22

CHICAGO, ILLINOIS
Creating a mentorship program for youth led by STEM professionals who can explain the importance and fun of their work.

Justin Y.
Age 20, Southern Methodist Univ.

DALLAS, TEXAS
Launching a book drive and other events to raise funds for student veterans to help them cover the costs of college.

Sarah S.
Age 19, Colorado State Univ.

DENVER, COLORADO
Developing a computer science camp for high schoolers to help students gain experience in computer programming.

Trent G.
Age 19, Stanford Univ.

DES MOINES, IOWA
Inspiring youth to pursue science education by expanding existing computer programming initiatives to inner-city elementary schools.

Ashley F.
Age 19

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA
Creating a center for girls interested in public service, where they can connect with female leaders and learn about career pathways.

S.J.
Age 23

New York, New York
Providing youth with career skills and technical training through hands-on experiences and opportunities for networking.

GABRIELLE D.
Age 20, Univ. of Hawaii

OAHU, HAWAII
Restoring the condition of our state's beautiful shores by hosting a beach cleanup day.

Taylor H.
Age 20, Univ. of Central Florida

ORLANDO, FLORIDA
Exposing local youth to the jobs of the future through a conference that teaches essential skills and shows their real-world applications.

Jason J.
Age 19, Univ. of Arizona

PHOENIX, ARIZONA
Supporting water conservation by identifying inefficiencies on campus and developing conservation plans for new buildings.

Tyler Z.
Age 19, Gonzaga University

PORTLAND, OREGON
Empowering next-generation community leaders by building their skills and creativity, and connecting them to city leaders.

Ashley C.
Age 21, Missouri State Univ.

SPRINGFIELD (Ozarks), MISSOURI
Reducing erosion near community streams and rivers by introducing native plants as natural barriers.

Christian B.
Age 20, Washington Univ. in St. Louis

ST. LOUIS, MISSOURI
Providing opportunities for disadvantaged youth in St. Louis to become more involved in their communities through music education.

Maruka W.
Age 21

TUSCALOOSA, ALABAMA
Creating an inter-generational network of local community members invested in developing the city's future leaders.

Bridget C.
Age 20, Clemson University

NATIONAL (COLLEGIATE) CHALLENGE
Rallying student organizations to lead recycling efforts on game days, and sharing learnings with local elementary school students.

Alexxus B.
Age 21, Wilberforce Univ.

NATIONAL (COLLEGIATE) CHALLENGE
Launching a campus recycling program with a recycled projects design lab where items are reimagined into new products.

 

 
 

These change makers are working alongside community leaders to use a $30,000 grant to turn their vision into reality. We can’t wait to see all the good they create!

And don’t forget to check out all the other ways The Coca-Cola Co. USA and its bottling partners are working to build a better future.