Grand Rapids, MI (August 18, 2015)-- Phoenix Society for Burn Survivors together with Project Paradigm, a private foundation, announced that 15,000 youth aged 7 to 18 have signed up for The Paradigm Challenge, a new competition that inspires youth to affect positive change in the world. The first annual Paradigm Challenge seeks original ideas to prevent injuries and fatalities from home fires—America’s #1 disaster threat.
“The number of youth who have stepped up to accept our Challenge to help save lives truly is inspiring,” said Jeff Richardson, Project Paradigm’s Founder and CEO. “Normally, youth contests attract around 1,000 participants or less. Thanks in large part to the support of our partners like the Phoenix Society, these youth are part of an exciting movement to make a difference. We will continue to engage as many youth as possible by the May 1, 2016 entry deadline,” said Richardson.