At the OpenGov Hack Night on June 4th 2014, Mikva Challenge and the Adler Planetarium presented the projects that came out of the National Day of Civic Hacking at the Adler Planetarium. The group of teens worked on a number of issues including an app that helps homeless LGTB youth find resources and look up student codes of conduct.
The Adler Planetarium and Mikva Challenge have been working together all year hosting different events and coming up with issue briefs about youth owned problems. These topics included:
The group also built a number of apps during National Day of Civic Hacking. Here’s the team talking about their apps below:
- Scoogle: Scoogle is an app that helps students look up their school code of conduct. Not only does this help students understand the code of conduct, but it also helps students understand their rights.
- Resources for LGBT Homeless: After learning that over 30% of homeless youth are LGBT, a team created a resource page for LGBT youth to find
- Grounded: Grounded is an electronic tag that’s intended for students who get in trouble for violence. With the app users have to check in on Instagram every two hours to show where their supervisors where they are.
For more information on Mikva Challenge, you can visit their website at http://www.mikvachallenge.org/