Students at J.I. Case and Washington Park students are asking the entire Racine Unified community to vote for their healthy community walkway project for the chance to win either a $10,000 or a $5,000 grant through the Ford STEM Community Challenge: Building Sustainable Communities.
Everyone can vote once per day through 5 p.m. Tuesday. Click here to cast your vote.
Students from what will be the health and biomedical academy at Case and the construction academy at Park are partnering with Wheaton Franciscan to design, build and put into action a walkway around the St. Mary’s campus to promote good health and healthy habits.
“As our Racine community is addressing health care concerns that are mimicked throughout the country, such as obesity, heart disease, poor activity levels, diabetes, and the other resulting health issues, we, as a community, are concerned. We wish to provide a self-paced, easy accessible healthy alternative for use by all of the Racine Community,” the contest entry reads.
According to the Ford challenge website, the goal is to inspire students “to design project which use a STEM approach to catalyze sustainable solutions that address critical issues in their communities.”