Empowering Young Leaders: Ohio’s Akron Public Schools Leads the Way with Changemaker Challenge

Akron Public Schools (APS), a member of the Carnegie Learning Leadership Network based in Ohio, completed its inaugural Changemaker Challenge, an initiative encouraging students to become community leaders by identifying and proposing creative solutions to local issues.

Students across the district were actively engaged in projects ranging from environmental conservation to enhancing public services, showcasing their capacity to innovate and think creatively. This challenge is part of a broader effort by APS to empower students, make learning more meaningful, and foster stronger connections between the school and surrounding communities. 

Highlighting its leadership role, APS recently hosted Carnegie Learning Leadership Network to observe Akron’s transformative educational efforts. 

Click here to learn about the winners and explore how Akron’s Changemaker students are setting a benchmark for future generations.