make your mark projects

Make Your Mark Competition

"The biggest problem is getting beyond the “you can’t” syndrome. The moment you figure that out, you’re on your way to flying. Anyone who cannot see problems around him or herself is utterly blind. All the problems sitting there are an invitation for you to be creative, make use of your skills and resources and find a solution. Of course you can do it. It doesn’t require brilliance. It’s just giving yourself permission and then being persistent."

- Bill Drayton, American Social Entrepreneur 

 Teams of students were given $10 of start-up capitol for a venture of their choosing.  This was used to develop an original idea about they could have a lasting impact on their communities using very minimal resources.  These student teams tackled the problem with great enthusiasm and creativity, having an impressive collective impact on the community in the span of just 2 months. 


Spring 2011 Winners 

 MYM Winners Spring 2011

 From left (Back row: Judge Jerry Lindeman, Brian Game, Jamiil Gaston, Coordinator Katie Hayes; Front row: Megan Zeigler, Dee Hewitt, Krysta Foster.

To view Team Synergy's winning submission, CLICK HERE!


Spring 2010 Winners 

MYM Winners Spring 2010

 From left: (Aron Bachelor, Alex Brudny, Matt Thie, Yousif Yousif)

To view Team Carpool's winning submission, CLICK HERE!