In the wake of recent tragic events, it has become more important than ever for young people to feel empowered to make a difference in their community. With this goal in mind Fraser Woods Montessori School in Newtown, CT is presenting Random Hacks of Kindness Junior (RHoKJr). The event, which takes place on Saturday, May 4, 2013, offers elementary school students (4th – 8th grade) from across CT the opportunity to explore the power of computing by developing technical solutions to real world problems.
Random Hacks of Kindness Junior (RHoKJr) will bring together technology experts (university professors, college students, high school teachers and students) and elementary students to create Smartphone Apps, websites or educational games to help local causes.
Patterned after the global event, Random Hacks of Kindness (www.rhok.org), whose mission is to create a self-sustaining global community of innovators building practical open technology for a better world, and to ensure their work creates impact in society, participants will work directly with local stake holders to create real world solutions.
The following organizations have requested technical assistance and will be presenting their requests at the May event: Newtown Trails Commission, Newtown Kindness, Ben’s Bells, The Animal Center (of Newtown), Autism Speaks and the American Diabetes Association (CT Chapter)
Acts of kindness come in all shapes and sizes, and technology is just another avenue which needs to be explored.
Patrice Gans – firstname.lastname@example.org