YTH Health Hackathon at REACH Ashland Youth Center
Powered by The Level Playing Field Institute, San Leandro, CA (East Bay, near Oakland)
April 5-6, 2014 Sat. 9:30-6 and Sun. 8:30-3
Participants: 100 REACH Members
Goal: To teach 100 REACH members (Alameda County students aged 11-24) the design thinking process and programming code to create tech solutions for adolescent health and wellness (dating violence, obesity/diabetes prevention, substance abuse, and sexual health).
Prizes: 1- $2,500 first prize and 1-$1,000 second prize
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High Visibility Sponsorships available. Contact Deb@YTH.org
Background: We are bridging the gap in health-tech innovation by collaborating with REACH Ashland Youth Center and the Level Playing Field Institute to convene a weekend hackathon to engage youth from communities that are under-represented and underserved in creating their own health tech solutions for adolescent wellness. The hackathon will occur on April 5th and 6th at the REACH Ashland Youth Center’s state of the art facility the weekend before YTH Live, an annual conference of over 500 youth leaders, health professionals, government officials and funders. Hackathon winners will be brought to San Francisco to showcase their winning ideas at YTH Live, make connections, and secure funding.