Community Development Consulting


Passing the Business Baton

The Innovation Challenge is a problem-based leadership program that gives youth the opportunity to create a product or service that promotes civic engagement or solves a problem for their community. Youth are mentored by local companies as they use current technology to add a product or service to their city's economy.

Academically-Based Approach

We have developed an interdisciplinary approach to preparing students for this program that is based on Common Core standards. A school that decides to use the program does not have to sacrifice time committed to their district's required standards. We integrate the program into the curriculum and train teachers to prepare their students for the challenge. We will also work with your city's chamber of commerce, local companies, and other vested entities to design a prolific program for participants.

Community-Based Approach

We are able to work with programs that are not affiliated with schools to create the Innovation Challenge. Though the program's content is based on Common Core standards, we can assist your organization with the development of a program that can serve the needs and interests of youth in an extracurricular program.

The Innovation Challenge