KIDS TECH SUMMIT

April 22, 2022 at 4pm ET

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Meet the 2022 Kids Tech Summit WINNERS!

The national Kids Tech Summit was held Friday, April 22. Four student teams, each named finalists following round one of the competition, won cash prices at the Summit to help make their technology-driven community projects a reality. The student teams placed as follows:
1st Place
C5 Youth Foundation of Southern California (C5LA)
$7,500

2nd Place
Pi515
$5,000
3rd Place
Computers 4 People
$3,500
4th Place
Kahauiki Village
$2,000

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The Kids Tech Summit hosted by Connected Nation and sponsored by AT&T will provide an opportunity for students to use their digital skills to develop 100% student-led community projects that will help to enhance their out-of-classroom digital learning experience while offering a real-world opportunity for community service and to make a difference in their communities.

Connected Nation named the finalists on March 17. They are Pi515, which teaches technology skills to young students in Iowa; Kahauiki Village, which provides housing for homeless families in Hawaii; C5 Los Angeles (C5LA), which provides access to education for under-resourced communities in California; and Computers 4 People, Inc., which provides free computers to people in need in New York City.  Learn more about the finalists here.

Join us live on April 22 to watch the students present their ideas to the judges just before a winner is named.

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    Kahauiki Village Students to compete in National Kids Tech Summit while bringing their community together

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    Finalist in National Kids Tech Summit wants to help older generations tackle tech

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    Meet the Judges

    Click on each Judge's photo to learn more about their expertise and background.
    Alex Kotran

    Keynote Speaker

    Alex Kotran
    Co-Founder & CEO
    The AI Education Project

    Alex oversees strategy, partnerships, fundraising, and external relations for the AI Education Project, a nonprofit organization working to excite and prepare students for the future of work.

    Prior to founding the AI Education Project, Alex helped launch The Future Society, a 501(c)(3) AI governance think tank, spun out of the Harvard Kennedy School of Government. As Interim Head of Partnerships, Alex developed and advanced relationships with organizations including the IEEE, UN, European Commission, OECD, Council of Europe, UNESCO, NYU Law, Stanford Law, Microsoft, Google, and EY, among others. In this role, he also helped to lead the team which executed the Global Governance of AI Roundtable at the World Government Summit in Dubai, among the largest gatherings of world leaders focused on AI ethics and policy.

    Prior to his time in the social impact and non-profit space, Alex managed brand and policy communications for companies including Oracle, Airbnb, Nissan, HP, Adobe, and SAP. He was a lead Field Organizer in Columbus, OH for the 2012 Obama Campaign and served as a Presidential Appointee under HHS Secretary Sylvia Burwell, where he managed communications and community outreach for ACA Open Enrollment, two SCOTUS rulings, and the 2015 Ebola outbreak.

    Projects may focus on one or more of the following areas:

    Bring community awareness of benefits of high-speed internet

    Students must develop a program to bring awareness to the importance of internet at home. Student can use videos, social media or other technologies.

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    Digital literacy training

    Students should design a program to provide basic computer skills training for community members such as their peers, seniors, parents, etc.

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    Computer refurbishing and repair

    Students must develop a program to refurbish old school or donated computers and donate them locally.

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    Community websites

    Students can develop and manage a local website that helps the community.

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    PSAs ON HOMEWORK GAP OR OTHER TECHNOLOGY-RELATED TOPIC

    Students should facilitate a discussion on the homework gap.

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    April 22, 2022 at 4pm ET

    The selected project teams will be invited to present their projects to a panel of technology experts via a virtual event hosted by Connected Nation. Awards will be granted as follows:

    1st place:
    $7,500
    2nd place:
    $5,000
    3rd place:
    $3,500
    4th place:
    $2,000
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    The Kids Tech Summit is a continuation of AT&T’s $10 million commitment to helping our nation’s most at-risk children.

    Through this commitment AT&T and Connected Nation have delivered hotspots to 150 schools and nonprofits across the country, providing connectivity for more than 40,000 vulnerable students.

    AT&T K-12 Homework Gap Program: Frequently Asked Questions

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