The Jefferson School of Population Health MPH program students were selected by a panel of judges with representatives from the public, private, and nonprofit sectors as the winning team in the Philadelphia Public Policy Case Competition. Their winning submission, ‘Building a Resilient Future’, details a program of the same name that targets young men of color, ages 11-18, and educates participants on factors promoting resilience such as self-esteem, dealing with stress through humor, coping skills, safety and security, and effective communication. By focusing on the mental health status of youth and by promoting good mental health practices, ‘Building a Resilient Future’ aims to help young men cope with daily adversities in their lives. This was the first time that the Jefferson School of Population Health students have entered and formed a team. Winning team members Ms. Amber Bowie, Ms. Brittany Haltzman, and Ms. Rachel Powell will meet with Mayor Michael A. Nutter to talk about their program.