Click for a Cause wins Rep. Andy Levin’s (MI-09) 2020 Congressional App Challenge
Rep. Andy Levin has named Vijay Daita from Bloomfield Hills High School as the winner of the 2020 Congressional App Challenge in (MI-09).
When asked what inspired the creation of Click for a Cause, the student said, “This year there is a mass social awakening in the country and around the globe. Social inequalities and injustices came to fore due to some unfortunate incidents. I feel deeply towards those that lost their lives and wanted to use this to highlight causes and help make a difference.”
Over 6,500 students registered for the 2020 Congressional App Challenge. These students created and submitted 3,088 functioning apps, marking the end of an extremely successful Congressional App Challenge amid the COVID-19 pandemic. All told, 308 Members of Congress hosted Congressional App Challenges in their districts across 49 states, Puerto Rico, the Mariana Islands, and Washington, DC.
The CAC is an initiative of the U.S. House of Representatives, where Members of Congress host competitions in their districts for middle school and high school students, encouraging them to learn to code and inspiring them to pursue careers in computer science. The Internet Education Foundation provides the CAC with supplemental support. In the six years of the Congressional App Challenge, thousands of functional apps have been created by over 30,000 students, and participant demographics surpass all industry diversity metrics.