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“Helping Hands Community”

Creators: Moemin, Musa, Muhammad and Joe
Middle School Students from Mouse Design League (DIIT) @ Staten Island School of Civic Leadership
Type of Project:
  • Audio/Video,
  • Multimedia,
  • Product Development
Themes of Project:
  • Community Advocacy,
  • Digital Citizenship,
  • Education/Schools

About this Project:

Helping Hands Community (HHC) is an app that will provide a tutor for students in grades 1-8. Our 1-8 users will either be a tutor, or student in need of help. Tutors and students will login, and connect with each other. The app will let students pick the subject they are struggling with, and provide a tutor to help students with homework and studying. For example if a student is in 8th grade and needs support in Science, the student will login and a tutor with skills in that area will assist them.

We decided to create this app after talking with our school guidance counselor. She said there are a lot of students looking for help in school, especially once they go home. Their parents aren't always able to help them. Our guidance counselor also said there are a lot of students looking to help others or would like to have an opportunity to get community service. Our app does both!

We hope you enjoy our presentation.

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Feedback from the Judges:

Henry McKelvey
👏 Adjunct Professor at University of The Potomac — Emoti-Con Judge
I believe this project could be very helpful.

Frank Billing
👏 Director, Technical Account Management at Salesforce — Emoti-Con Judge
I think Helping Hands Community (HHC) is a fantastic app idea, and it has the potential to make a positive impact on students' academic journeys. Here are some reasons why your app idea is commendable:

Addressing a real need: By providing a platform for students to connect with tutors, you're addressing a genuine need in the education system. Many students face challenges with their studies and struggle to find adequate support outside of school hours. HHC offers a convenient solution by connecting students with tutors who can provide personalized assistance.

Empowering students and tutors: Your app not only benefits students seeking help but also empowers tutors and those who want to contribute to their community. By offering an opportunity for students to help their peers, you're fostering a sense of collaboration and volunteerism. It's inspiring to see a platform that allows individuals to share their knowledge and skills while making a positive impact on someone else's education.

User-friendly and personalized approach: The ability for students to select the specific subject they need assistance with ensures that they receive targeted support tailored to their needs. This personalized approach increases the effectiveness of the tutoring sessions and enhances the overall learning experience for students.

Promoting community engagement: By combining academic support with community service opportunities, your app encourages students to actively participate in giving back to their community. This not only instills a sense of civic responsibility but also helps students develop important life skills such as leadership, empathy, and teamwork.

Overall, Helping Hands Community (HHC) is an excellent app idea that addresses a significant need in the education sector while fostering community engagement and empowering students. I believe your app has the potential to make a positive difference in the lives of many students and contribute to their academic success.

Bianca L.
👏 CEO at Girls Who Hack — Emoti-Con Judge
This is one of the most unique projects I have seen so far! It addresses an issue that is not talked about nearly enough. An addition to the app that might be useful would be a bio portion for the tutors allowing the users to select a helper based on their own preferences. Overall a great app idea!

Feedback from the Community:

👏 a High School Student
I think this is a really good idea! As you all said, people do struggle with school subjects, and sometimes parents can't help. I think this idea is really accessible, considering it's an app and possibly can be used at a moment's notice. It's especially helpful for quick tutoring or just homework help, which I find really neat! :)

I think it's a great way for students to improve their grades! The idea of having a list of people and what they need help with is a good idea too, because people can easily find others they can help or work with. I liked the video too! It was good and covered a lot of what the app is about as well as what it's helpful for.
LR 👏 a High School Student from New York
I love how this app develops a way to help students with their grades when there isn't other forms of help available.

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