App Challenge


These students came up with amazing ideas that could change their world before they even hit high school.


A group of students developed a ride sharing app to help students like themselves.

Their loved ones suffered memory loss — so these six middle school girls built them an app Alzheimer's, dementia patients and their caretakers can stay on track with a new tool

Six middle school girls develop an app for those struggling with memory loss.

Families that build apps together, win together

For many of the winners of this year’s Verizon Innovative Learning app challenge, family was the not-so-secret sauce for victory.

Verizon issues call to students for the best problem-solving app ideas

The Verizon Innovative Learning app challenge is now accepting new app ideas for the 2016-2017 competition.

Middle schoolers get high praise (and high fives!) for app that helps kids with autism

A group of six middle schoolers attended the White House Science Fair for their mobile app AutBuddy, designed to help kids on the autism spectrum.

POP Protect Our Parks

A group of middle school students in Wyandotte, Michigan developed the Protect Our Parks app to keep parks safe, clean and friendly and entered the app into the Verizon Innovative App Challenge.

Diction Defender Strives to Help Teach

Students from Denver-based Altona Middle School selected as the Best in Nation winners in the fourth annual Verizon Innovative App Challenge for their English composition-based app, Dictation Defender.

Verizon Innovative App Challenge names Fan Favorite award and Best in Nation winners

Nine middle and high school teams will turn their ideas into real mobile apps as winners of the fourth Verizon Innovative App Challenge

How one teen's app has inspired a struggling community

Verizon is committed to improving student engagement and achievement in STEM by infusing technology into the classroom through a variety of initiatives.