teenWork wins Rep. Ann Kuster’s (NH-02) 2020 Congressional App Challenge

Rep. Ann Kuster has named CJ Wheelan from Hanover High School as the winner of the 2020 Congressional App Challenge in (NH-02).

When asked what inspired the creation of teenWork, the student said, “As someone that often struggled to find work for teenagers, I had always wished there were an easy central location to look for job opportunities. Enter teenWork. TeenWork was built to connect people and provide a platform to help both teenagers looking to work or volunteer, and people looking to utilize local teenagers to solve their problems and/or help the community.” 

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.