Changing the world one app at a time
Jason Coxon, Jackson vice president, sits with Katelyn (from left), Jessica Martin, ITEC education coordinator, and Lakeeya to discuss their technovation project.
Pollution, equality, bullying and online security are some of the biggest ongoing issues of the last decade, but don’t worry, the youngest and brightest minds are on it. Using ITEC's Mobile App Design curriculum, our 2020 Girls are tackling these issues.
Ten- to thirteen-year-old girls in the 2020 Girls program have entered the Technovation Challenge, a worldwide mobile app design competition, and are determined to make their mark.
“The idea behind the challenge is to think of an idea or a problem in the community or world and try to come up with a solution for that problem by creating an app,” said Cristal Martinez, Jackson senior software designer and 2020 Girls mentor.
Jackson IT professionals, who brought the idea to ITEC, are currently partnering by volunteering and mentoring students in the 2020 Girls program to help them complete this challenge. Jackson is a leading provider of retirement products for industry professionals and their clients.
The girls will form teams of two to five people and will need to not only create an app that solves a community or worldwide issue, but they must learn to market it and turn it into a business.
April 26 is the submission deadline, and the World Pitch Summit is August 7 – 11.