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Boston College School of Social Work
Center for Social Innovation


Social Innovation Day 2014

Winning team receives award


APRIL 8, 2014

The 2014 Social Innovation Day brought together students in the Social Innovation + Leadership Program at Boston College School of Social Work to create innovative solutions to some of the world’s most challenging social problems. Over the course of the day, students participated in an idea fair, team scenario building and rapid prototyping in order to determine the best solution for their team’s social problem. The end of the day consisted of teams presenting their solutions to an expert panel that provided feedback to enhance their solutions.

This year a new tradition began as the teams voted for an overall winner to be recognized for their exceptional work and creative solution. A Social Innovation Day plaque was created with their names and will be added to in the followings years.  

We are pleased to announce the 2014 Social Innovation Day winners as Kristle Sylvester, Megan Van Ness, Joel Danforth, and Ian Witherby. Their proposal of a mobile app to connect questioning and LGBT youth to trained mentors and resources from local LGBT communities was the chosen solution amongst many other great ideas. Congratulations to this team and to the entire cohort for their hard work throughout this day.