#ICANHELP Announces Students to Be Recognized at #Digital4Good 2018
Students and industry come together to celebrate student voice and digital leadership in social media on September 17th.
(San Francisco, CA –June 5, 2018) – After receiving numerous submissions from across the country, #ICANHELP is thrilled to announce the students that will be recognized at the second annual #Digital4Good. Happening on Monday, September 17th from 9:00 AM to 2:30 PM PST at Google’s Community Space in San Francisco, CA.
Each of these students were nominated by a member of their community and then evaluated by our panel of students, educators, and industry representatives. While we often hear stories of tech misuse, our award winners are students using digital for good.
The following students will be recognized for their work on September 17 in San Francisco, CA at Google, with more specific information about their individual accomplishments to be shared in the coming weeks. Congratulations to Abigail Sager, Southern New Hampshire University, Manchester, NH; Anthony Porras, Chino Hills High School, Chino Hills, CA; Cason Kurowski, Heritage High School, Littleton, CO; Autumn Chapman, Victor Senior High School, Rochester, NY; Caragan Olles, Notre Dame Academy, Green Bay, WI; Chloe Schilling, Heritage High School, Littleton, CO; Hannah Tudor, Murrieta Valley High School, Murrieta Valley, CA; Olivia Van Ledjte, Oyster River School, Durham, NH; Valerie Weisler, Muhlenburg College, Allentown, PA; Zoe Schwab, Dodd Middle School, Chesire, CT; Paris Mousalimas, Simran Grewal, Ishan Gill, and Malorie Bournazian, Tracy High School, Tracy, CA; Claudia Olaes, Oberlin College, Oberlin, OH.
#Digital4Good is being spearheaded by #ICANHELP, a non-profit organization committed to empowering students to play an active role in improving the online environment. The event on September 17th is #ICANHELP’s second national event, and is meant to raise awareness of the power of student voice for social good in social media. Students as empowered stakeholders. Co-founder Kim Karr explains that, “#ICANHELP has worked with over three hundred thousand students to be the digital change they want to see.” Co-founder Matt Soeth added, “The focus is always too much on the negative, and we have some amazing youth out there making a difference. We want students to inspire students to be digital leaders.”
By uniting a broad range of students, educators, and industry people, the #Digital4Good event on September 17 represents a student-centered, student-led approach to solving some of the complicated issues and social problems with tech use - students as part of the solution not the problem. It aims to raise awareness, offer real-world best practices, and celebrate the many examples of students using digital for good.
Google will host the second annual #Digital4Good event at their offices in San Francisco and it will be live streamed through #ICANHELP’s YouTube account and through our website to a global audience. Anyone from across the country and globe will be able to watch the event live and free through the organization’s website.
More information can be found at www.digital4Good.net.
Press contact for #Digital4Good:
Matthew Soeth, co-founder & Executive Director of #ICANHELP