Second Annual Verizon YouthTech Contest

Posted by on May 20, 2005



In partnership with United Way of Southeastern Pennsylvania, Verizon Foundation is launching a program entitled "Verizon YouthTech Contest" for 9th through 12th grade students attending Philadelphia area high schools.

What is the Verizon YouthTech Contest?
Through inventiveness and their passionate commitment to change, today’s youth have the power to transform their communities – and technology can be a valuable tool in these efforts. The Verizon YouthTech Contest seeks to honor young people with active involvement in using technology or innovative ideas for its use by preparing an essay in accordance with the program’s criteria, in one or more of the following categories:
Web Design – the web site should be designed to connect young people to one another, to information, or to resources and opportunities in new and innovative ways.
Community Service – the project should use technology to make the community a better place to live in and/or help people in need.
Youth Development – the project should address how young people can use technology as a tool to realize their personal and professional potential.

Who is Eligible?
All applicants must currently be attending the 9th through 12th grade at a Philadelphia area high school. Applications from 9th and 10th grades will be considered separately from those from 11th and 12th grades, with an equal number of prizes awarded to each group.

How to Apply:
The contest is being launched on Monday, April 4th . The deadline for submission of contest essays is Friday, May 27th by 4:00 p.m. The essay should be submitted to:

Lassain Robinson, Program Manager
Teaming for Technology
United Way of Southeastern Pennsylvania
7 Benjamin Franklin Parkway
Philadelphia, PA 19103
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