“Helping Hands Community”
- Product Development
- Community Advocacy,
- Digital Citizenship,
About this Project:
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.
Share this project:
Feedback from the Judges:
What I do all day at work?
As part of the NextGen TV (ATSC 3.0) Research and Development team, working as a Systems Engineer, I assist in innovating, building, and supporting the rapid expansion of the next-generation IP broadcast platform called ATSC3.0.
A gif that represents what I love the most about my job
A gif that represents my career path so far
Types of work that I do
AI & Machine Learning, Engineering, IT & Cybersecurity
I am passionate about doing work that relates to
Culture/Heritage, Digital Citizenship
The best piece of career advice I've ever received
Always seek to learn new things, but never forget the old.
I am 41 years old, born and raised in Germany, married for almost 15 years and proud father of two.
Over the past 23 years, I've worked in various roles in Germany, Australia and now the US. I spent the first 4.5 years in the German Airforce and since then worked in the IT industry. I am now leading a team of 12 Technical Account Managers who are taking care of two of our most strategic customers here at Salesforce.
I love to play computer games, cooking and of course my kids. And LEGO ... :-)
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.
Feedback from the Community:
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.