All Systems ChicaGO

All Systems ChicaGO

United States
Project Summary
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Concise Summary: Help us pitch this solution! Provide an explanation within 3-4 short sentences.

I have played created and played this game with children in the form of cards and a board along with an animated diagram of certain body systems.

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Year work began:

2007

Focus of activity

Technology

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Plot your innovation within the mosaic of solutions
Which of these barriers is the primary focus of your work?

Product Design Orientation

Which of the principles is the primary focus of your work?

Physical Health

If you believe some other barrier or principle should be included in the mosaic, please describe it and how it would affect the positioning of your initiative in the mosaic:

I would need the help of computer programmers and graphic artists to develop this idea to its fullest potential.

Innovation
What is your signature innovation in one sentence?

I have played created and played this game with children in the form of cards and a board along with an animated diagram of certain body systems.

Describe your innovation. What makes your idea unique and different than others doing work in the field?

The child gains an understanding of the body systems without being pressured into memorizing. The focus is on playing and winning the game and not the knowledge of how the digestive system and its relative systems use food and burn calories.

What barriers exist that are creating the problem your innovation is hoping to address/change?

Help and money

Delivery Model: How do you implement your innovation and apply it to the challenge/problem you are addressing.

Afterschool programs

How do you plan to scale your innovation?

Not yet decided.

Impact
Provide one sentence describing your impact.

Fighting childhood obesity by giving a working knowledge of healthy diet and exercise.

What impact has your innovation had to date? Exactly who are the beneficiaries of your innovation?

It has been effective on those who have played the game.

How many people have you served directly?

I have played with at least 10 overweight children without identifying them as being overweight. (Do not want to hurt their feelings)

How many people have you served indirectly?

Children with knowledge of calories and exercise inform other children. Perhaps ten others.

Please list any other measures reflective of the impact of your innovation

This field has not been completed

What are the main barriers to creating your impact?

This field has not been completed

Sustainability
How is your initiative financed?

Implemented through a field of study in a Chicago's Chinatown afterschool program.

Provide information on your finances and organization: annual budget, annual revenue, number of staff:

Approximately $10,000.00 from a yearly budjet with a staff of 5.

What is the potential demand for your innovation?

Very large

What are the main barriers to financial sustainability?

Money to complete the process of developing from a card game to a fully animated computer game.

The Story
What is the origin of this innovation? Tell us your story.

I was an overweight child from an Italian family. The motto was it doesn't matter if your hunger or not just eat. I did not understand that food had calories and that the body needed exercise. I have always loved to walk but unfortunately I have always loved to eat. It was not until I became an adult that I understood the functions of the body and how they work to use food as fuel. I had this type of game developing as I would walk and as I would make food choices. This game will give knowledge that will be put into action. It is a part of me.

Please provide a personal bio. Note this may be used in Changemakers marketing material

I strive to give people hope, inspiration and encouragement. I organize workshops teaching and learning languages. I have formed a not for profit agency "Dual Language Literacy." My mission is to spark a love for languages and traditions through the cultural arts.

How did you hear about this contest and what is your main incentive to participate? (this is confidential)

I search for grants to help afterschool programs. This one was on the foundations websit.