HackSchool's first year was pretty amazing, to say the least. As an organization that works with students, we have learned an enormous amount about how to (1) help students develop projects they're passionate about, (2) guide students through incredibly difficult technological problem-sets, and (3) combine technology and social-cause work into student-led, real-world projects. Visit our blog for more details and stories from students.
School is now and session, and HackSchool year 2 is recently underway!
This year, HackSchool is expanding by offering two programs: the Leadership and Social Innovation Program and our weekly Drop-In Program.
Leadership and Social Innovation Program
We were very impressed with student applications, and we selected 7 students to join this impressive team. More on them coming soon. These students will tackle a pair of major world issues of their choice. They will get intensive mentorship, resources, and chances to lead in Colorado and around the country. Here are a few snippets from our finalists' applications!
"The world is full of issues, but we are here in the world to try to solve them."
"So many people think that the internet community is bad and malicious but in reality its amazing how many more people you can meet. One difficult challenge I've faced and overcoming is depression and being a shut in. Again, this links to my big issue idea and how the people I can call family are oddly through the internet. These people have helped more then anyone I've met face to face."
"One of my biggest issues is education. It is something not everyone has access to and I would like to change the structure of how students should learn. Instead of following the guidelines of a regular step by step."
And finally, before I leave you for today, here are a few memories from our first couple of weeks. Many more to come!