Omaha Middle Schoolers' Phone App Makes Competition Finals

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Omaha Middle Schoolers' Phone App Makes Competition Finals

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Omaha kids create an app concept to make walking to school safer: http://bit.ly/14zHOmJ #VZAppChallenge Best in State via @VerizonGiving

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SMALK Team from Omaha, Nebraska wins Best In State in the Verizon Innovative App Challenge.

Wednesday, January 14, 2015 - 11:00am

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OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The shooting death of a 16-year-old Omaha student last year has inspired the creation of a smartphone app to help students safely walk home from school.

The Smart Walk, or SMALK, app uses crime, weather and traffic updates to give kids the safest walking route home. It can also help organize groups to walk together, call police and let parents know when kids safely arrive at school and home.

See the full article from the Associated Press on the Grand Island Independent, here.

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CAMPAIGN: Education

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