Students must register directly for this program using the form below.

  • Fee: No Charge
  • Dates: February 11 & 12, 2022
  • Location: Cleveland State University

Covid-19 Mask Information for Events

The Veale Foundation will adhere to each venue’s individual mask mandates for events held at their locations in accordance with the CDC’s current Recommendations for Indoor and Outdoor Settings. Notification of current Covid-19 masking policies for venues will be shared with event participants in our event communications prior to the event and at sign-in tables. Please email us at with any questions.


Have you ever wanted to be a part of the solution for issues in your community? Have you ever had an idea to solve those issues? Attend our Design Challenge Hackathon to partner up with like-minded students and find the resources to turn ideas into reality.

Our two-day Hackathon will allow students to learn a series of skill sets through workshops, mentorship, and curriculum provided and facilitated by GiveBackHack, an organization which brings people together to develop sustainable solutions to pressing social issues. Students will have the opportunity to pitch their own idea or join another team to work with through the event.

Students will work in teams to do user validation, develop a business model and create a prototype. On the second day of the session, teams will pitch what they built to the community and judges, with prizes awarded to winning teams.

Areas of Focus:

Skills addressed include public speaking, ideation and creativity, critical thinking, collaboration, effective communication, social impact, coding (optional based on pre-program skill), web and software development (optional based on pre-program skill), and prototyping.

This event is open to high school students throughout Northeast Ohio.

Students should complete the registration form below to be notified of program updates and to secure early access.

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Design Challenge Hackathon Registration Form