Therapals: Pay it Forward Approach to Learning

Therapals: Pay it Forward Approach to Learning Mollie Verdier 2015 Finalist Educating for Tomorrow category TheraPals is an online therapeutic approach, created by Mollie Verdier, to using video modeling for children with special needs and it provides a social platform to promote friendship, practice social skills and encourage Peer to Peer learning and teaching with…

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ReForest City: Trees for Community Health and Engagement

ReForest City: Trees for Community Health and Engagement Laura Marks 2015 Presenter Community Change category Laura Marks wanted to engage residents to plant trees on private property in Cleveland and its inner-ring suburbs. She pitched her ReForest City idea, bringing neighbors together to plant trees in low-income neighborhoods, at Accelerate 2015. Since February 2015, she…

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Clean Hands Means Quality of Life

Clean Hands Means Quality of Life Shanina Knighton 2015 Finalist Quality of Life category One out of every 25 patients obtains a healthcare-associated infection. Hand hygiene is the single most important way to prevent infection. Shanina Knighton saw opportunity in those facts and pitched her idea for the first bedside patient-controlled hand sanitation dispenser at…

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Flight Club

Flight Club Justo KarellĀ & Evan Harris 2015 Presenters Educating for Tomorrow category Justo KarellĀ & Evan Harris pitched their idea for the Flight Club, a program to teach underprivileged youths in Cleveland the basic concepts of flight, mechanics, and engineering at Accelerate 2015. Their concept used simple, yet fun and engaging lessons followed by assisted, hands…

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Bring Crime 2 Cleaveland

Bring Crime 2 Cleaveland Alex P. Michaels and Peter Lawson Jones 2015 Presenter Transformative Arts & Culture category Alex P. Michaels and Peter Lawson Jones wanted to shoot a crime web/TV series in Cleveland, Ohio. While real crime hurts a region and leaves marks that takes years to heal, the fictional crime series was intended…

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