to create apps
for social good
App challenge is a nationwide competition for middle and high school students.
The app challenge – a Verizon Innovative Learning program – gives middle and high school students the chance to create mobile apps that help meet a need in their communities or schools. No coding is required, so any student can participate. Best in State team winners are awarded $5,000 for their STEM program. Best in Nation and Fan Favorite winning teams receive an additional $15,000 for their school programs, plus the chance to work with MIT engineers to code their apps and share them on the open marketplace.
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The app challenge has engaged more than 24,000 boys and girls in urban, suburban and rural areas, including many underserved communities. Nearly half of the winning students are female.
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Congratulations, Best in State teams!
Congratulations to our Best in State winning teams. Each year, the public chooses the winner of the app challenge Fan Favorite award. The Fan Favorite team will be awarded $15,000 for their school or out-of-school program, training from MIT experts to develop their concept into a working app and an all-expenses-paid trip to the TSA Conference in June.