The Impact APP Challenge empowers High School students to come up with and launch the next great social or environmental APP and gain critical skills they will need to be the future changemakers.
We want to encourage, inspire and empower teens to become the innovative leaders we need to address our biggest environmental and social challenges.
Impactree Foundation will take students through a streamlined product development process to help make their App idea a reality. The following phases will be completed by the students in collaboration with the Impactree Foundation team and Faculty advisor.
The winning students will begin their Internship and APP development process by adding more definition to their problem and solution, gather user feedback, define the market for their App and work on wireframing the App to send to engineers.
The team will submit the product plan to the App development engineering team for review and development. The team will review product development progress, test, and prepare for product launch. The team will also work on the marketing and outreach plan, App website and App store submission plan, and prepare for launch.
The students will test a Beta version of the App and gather user feedback for final product bug fixes / improvements, which will be shared with the engineering team for final product development prior to launch.
The APP will be submitted to Apple’s App Store for review and approval. Students will also launch their webpage for the App, begin to promote it, and gather user feedback.
The school must be willing to designate one faculty advisor who will help:
In order for winning students and their App to be selected, the following criteria must be met.
1. The App must pursue the greater good: it must nurture inclusivity, justice, sustainability and/or compassion.
2. The idea must address an environmental or social problem/challenge a large portion of students at your school or people in your community, teams, clubs or other groups you are associated with experience on a regular basis.
Problems you choose to address may include:
-Environment or climate
-Or any other issue you feel negatively impacts society or the planet.
4. The winning idea must have 2-4 students involved. The students must all be high school students and at least one must be from the participating school.
5. The winning students commit to a 4-month remote internship with Impactree Foundation and expect to spend about 2-3 hours per week working on the project, progressing from initial ideation through to launch and user feedback.
Would you like to launch the Impact APP Challenge at your school? Complete the form below and we will be in touch.