A Coding Project
a High School Student from All Star Code
About this Project:
Moolah's Financial Literacy website targeted high school teens allowing financial resources such as banking and credit cards to be more readily available and to become better financially literate. The lack of information on these demographics is one of my reasons for building this website. Many high school students lack adequate information on how to manage their money and this website is their key to financial independence. Learning these skills early on will allow them to learn skills not taught by many parents and will make sure they work on their wealth.
Feedback from the Judges:
Meredith Summs 👏 Sr. Director of After School and Informal Education at Mouse — Emoti-Con Judge
Hi George! This website, and the mission behind it, are amazing. Financial literacy is a critical skill that I didn't even know I needed to learn until I had already made a bunch of mistakes as a young adult. I wish I had had this site with your excellent advice when I was still in school. Also, your website is beautifully designed- easy to navigate and use. Your video pitch does a great job explaining your site, and why it is crucially needed. I'd love to hear more about your inspiration for this topic - how did you decide to work on financial literacy for students? I'd also love to learn more about your design process for the website- how did you make it? Overall, I am so so impressed. Have you heard of the nonprofit organization called "Pockets Change"? They have a similar mission and I think they'd love to hear about Moolah! http://www.pocketschange.com/
Michael Carroll 👏 Head of Product at Baton Technologies — Emoti-Con Judge
I love this idea. When I read the site, I thought "I wish I had this in high school" multiple times! The website had beautiful design and looked complete. I loved the touch of social media links to Girls Who Code. You also did a great job defining what complex terms are, like the difference between a checking and savings account. I feel a tad more emphasis could have helped to help folks understand why they need to check out each page, but overall this was great!
Shea Molloy 👏 Vectors and Illustrations Specialist at Adobe Stock — Emoti-Con Judge
Your design and pitch are very thoughtful and well built out - you did a great job with the user experience! The multi-media aspect is also a great way to bring the digital tools into the real world.
Will Turnage 👏 Director of Technology at I&CO — Emoti-Con Judge
Financial literacy is something that isn't talked about as much as it should be, so it was wonderful to see such a comprehensive site put together. Also, the fact that you were able to link to useful tools like budget templates and videos from other folks helps make the information so much more accessible than a lot of other financial literacy websites I've seen. The content here is comprehensive and presented well.
On the tech side, I also liked that you had your source code up on Github and were able to not only create a well-designed site using Bootstrap, but you took it one step further and added your own custom CSS and vector icons. Nice work!