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Rochester Roots: Empower citizens and communities, starting with youth, to create agency for their own sustainable wellbeing.



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Judged Competition

Our annual judged competition provides students with an opportunity to present their year-long entrepreneur projects to their peers, the public, experts and a team of national judges. Criteria for judging is based on their critical thinking and decision-making skills developed through Transformative Action Research following a Sustainability Framework.

Their project must address seven wellbeing indexes:  1) Financial, 2) Employment, 3) Education, 4) Health, 5) Ecosystem, 6) Public Safety, and 7) Sense of Community. They must be supported using three forms of whole-systems modeling: Influence Modeling of the current system, System Dynamics Models to determine long-term outcomes and reduce unintended consequences, and Graph Theory Analytics to show how they intend to systemically build their business.