We bring students across the state together to engage challenges facing North Carolina communities. For years, we’ve paired dozens of student volunteers at North Carolina State University with hundreds of high school students from across the state in annual conferences. Our two-day curriculum places participants in teams to problem-solve real-life community challenges through a design-thinking lens informed by workshops and speakers trained to hone their creative potential. At the end of the event, they deliver a concrete solution that they, even as high school students, can pursue. We’re seeking partner universities to expand this model to, empowering high school students everywhere to exercise their unique potential to change their communities.