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Shark Tank 150

What is this?

It's our 150th Anniversary at the University YMCA! To celebrate, we're investing up to $1500 in our students' ideas to create positive change in our world and communities.

We invited proposals related to our mission.

Teams pitched ideas for new projects that are innovative, collaborative, and have potential for high-impact.

With support from our Donors and YMCA of the USA, we selected five teams.

We're invested in...

Candlelight: A Human Rights Zine - Amnesty International
Highschoolers for Hopkins Park: Real-world Contextual Engineering in Action - Engineers Without Borders
RemARCable Student-Community Gardens - Grow2Give
Flavors of Faith: Free Feast and Food Wisdom - Interfaith in Action
A Tale of Two Illinoises: Nurturing rural roots, fostering college futures - RASI (Rural Area Student Initiative)