I really appreciate your perspective of "breaking the cycle" of low high-school graduation rates. Thinking about how much Bits N' Bytes Cybersecurity Education: Preventing the next cyber-attack before it happens developed with the help of mentors, particularly on our Board of Advisors, I completely understand how important it is to connect willing, open mentors with ambitious students looking for more prestigious platforms. If a mentor is willing to share their wealth of knowledge, there is nothing more helpful/powerful. Thank you for your efforts in bringing this to underprivileged students! Best of luck and please keep me updated on your progress! Would love to bring this to the city of Chicago, especially the Chicago Public School District!
I especially agree when you say that gamification can help students become engaged and motivated towards academic and social success. I also think Zelixa brings a beacon of hope to these young students who believe they will have to be ostracized during their academic careers (which is also the prime time for development). Zelixa, being a democratizing, interactive solution--especially for the young students-- is a huge step in the right direction. Zelixa : the fact that this came from 4 passionate strangers at a hackathon is also incredibly inspiring! I would love to hear more about the development of this project and connect you with different school counselors that Bits N' Bytes Cybersecurity Education: Preventing the next cyber-attack before it happens is partnered with to help bring this into schools and the hands of students once it's available!