ACS ATHENS OPEN
Empowering ACS Athens through Innovation and Creativity
ACS ATHENS OPEN aims to advance the learning environment by empowering students to think, create and realize innovative solutions. Designed to foster an entrepreneurial mindset, ACS ATHENS OPEN will guide youth-led ideas, with the support of mentors, through a process to transform ideas into potential startups.
“Think Global, Act Local”
We are specifically looking for ideas that…
Increase campus sustainability
Enhance the learning experience and environment
Advance our conscious citizenship *
Inspiration for thought starters…
Automatic room light controllers
to adjust light colors and brightness across the classroom
A nutrition and food calculator
to help you monitor your meals at school
Automatic irrigation system
for watering the school plants
that detect your happiness mood
* A conscious citizen is one who values human life, the relationship with all living things, connecting with a higher purpose, and takes responsibility for transforming skill into action through ethical decision-making to improve life and living on the planet.
Utilize strategies to transform ideas into startups.
Work with experts and mentors to guide you
Showcase your solution to universities and companies.
Secure investments to grow your idea.
February 14 - March 21
Open Call for Ideas
Finalists Announced (up to 10 ideas will be selected)
Mid-April / Early-May
Innovation Bootcamp *
Pitching Event *
Incubation of New Ideas
* Exact dates to be scheduled based on finalist and mentor availability
Who can participate?
Any and all Middle School or High School students with a mindset to turn a problem into an opportunity are encouraged to apply. It isn’t about what grades a student gets in class; this is about empowering students passionate about solving a problem and being committed to seeing their idea through with the right tool and mentorship.
Do you need to be tech-savvy to apply?
No, any Middle School or High School student can apply. We are looking for individuals with a passion for problem-solving that are excited to learn. We will guide you through the process.
Can I apply with a friend?
You can apply alone, with a friend, or with a team. We suggest finding a team with members that have different skills to you help your solution come together.