A Group of Tween Girls Use a Competition to Launch Hello Navi, an App Designed To Help Their Blind Classmate

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A Group of Tween Girls Use a Competition to Launch Hello Navi, an App Designed To Help Their Blind Classmate

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Monday, November 2, 2015 - 10:30am

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As kids all over the country are discovering, you can do a lot of cool stuff with the sciences, math, technology and engineering (STEM): design videogamesbuild robots or just blow stuff up.

But, you can also use technology to help your fellow classmates, as six middle-school girls from near Dallas discovered recently. Two years ago, Jacquelyne Garcia Torres, Caitlin Gonzales, Janessa Leija, Cassandra Baquero, Grecia Cano and Kayleen Gonzalez entered and won the Verizon Innovative App Challenge, which asks kids to propose an idea for a mobile app that solves a problem in their school or community. Now, their app, Hello Navi, designed to help a blind classmate navigate the halls of their school, has been bought by Visus Technology, which is planning on expanded it to college campuses nationwide.

 

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Keywords: Education | App Challenge | Diversity & Inclusion | Hello Navi | Innovation & Technology | Middle School | STEM | Social Impact & Volunteering | Verizon | Visus Technology | app design

CAMPAIGN: Education

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