High school students tackle opioid abuse for the win in a workforce development exercise sponsored by Baker College

    The problem-solving iChallengeU introduces high school students to business careers. Teams develop solutions to a real-world challenges and are judged on their business plan presentations. Winners of the state contest, July 28, took home two-year scholarships to Baker College, the event’s sponsor.

    Members of the state-championship iChallengeU Team LCEF and their coach sport the silicone wristbands they created to increase awareness of the dangers of prescription drugs. They paired with the Lenawee County Education Foundation, Adrian, to address a challenge affecting opioid abuse: How do we get prescription drugs back where they belong? The students are from Hudson, Madison and Adrian schools. During the 2017-2018 academic year, team members plan to implement many of the strategies they developed for the contest.


    The second-place team paired with Grand Haven Township Fire/Rescue Department, Grand Haven, to address the challenge: What ambulance service model will provide the best care for our community? Students are from Grand Haven and Spring Lake high schools in Ottawa County.


    Team Dahlem tackled the challenge: How do we increase knowledge of the Dahlem Center and make it an appealing destination? Team members are from Addison, Jackson and Onsted schools.