to create apps
for social good
The Verizon App Challenge
The App Challenge—a Verizon Innovative Learning program— helps middle and high school students create mobile apps that meet a need in their communities or schools. No prior coding skills are required, so any student can participate.
Best in State teams are awarded $5,000 for their school STEM programs. Best in Nation and Fan Favorite teams get another $15,000 for their school programs, plus the chance to work with MIT engineers to code their apps and share them on the open market.
More than 24,000 boys and girls from urban, suburban and rural areas have participated in the App Challenge, including many in underserved communities. Nearly half of the winners are girls.
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Congratulations, Best in Nation winners!
Congratulations to our Best in Nation winning teams. These teams are awarded $15,000 for their STEM program and the chance to work with MIT engineers to code their apps and share them on the open marketplace. We are proud of their hard work and innovative ideas about how to meet community needs through technology!