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Compass Wins Wells Fargo Global Impact Challenge

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The results are in for the No Barriers 2019 Wells Fargo Global Impact Challenge—a diversity and inclusion competition designed to spark the best ideas from students for building a world free of barriers, stereotypes and discrimination.

Two first-place teams were awarded $5,000 to implement their projects and invited to present at the 2020 No Barriers Summit on Sept. 18 in San Francisco:

● Compass Community Collaborative School, Fort Collins, Colo., included 15 students led by Bonnie Cowen. The team focused on creating a curriculum, by teens for teens that addresses mental health education in schools.

● North Windy Ridge Intermediate, Weaverville, N.C., included eight students led by teacher Jeremy Aten. The team focused on destigmatizing ADHD in their school and developing programs to help those students succeed.

Two runner-up teams were awarded $1,500 to implement their projects:

● Disability Network of Northern Michigan, Grayling, Mich., included five students led by teachers Kristen Conrad and Caitlin Chlosta. The team focused on developing a program for youth in lock-up to make community connections and discover passions to help positively fill free time once they transition back into the community.

● Conrad Ball Middle School, Loveland, Colo., included 18 students led by teacher Andrew Hinerfeld. The team focused on creating a space within their school where students who deal with sensory overload can go to reset and recalibrate in order to succeed.