The Escape Poverty Challenge was a week-long event (November 14-18) within 9 high schools and several businesses, with a combination of challenges and opportunities to earn points by engaging with the community or bringing in small donations. This event promoted a cooperative effort, encouraged community support and supported a positive school image. At the beginning of each day classes were shown a video provided by 1JustCity to help students understand the need for help, and motivate them to participate in the challenge. The video encouraged students to share their challenges on social media throughout the week.The Escape Poverty Challenge raised awareness about 1JustCity and the impact we can all have on strengthening equality, and show what working together can accomplish in our city.

Follow 1JustCity on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.