Lenovo (opens in new tab) today announced a new agreement with the National Academy Foundation (NAF) to bring a mobile app development curriculum and delivery program to NAF academies in the United States.
Using the MIT App Inventor service developed by the Center for Mobile Learning at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Lenovo and NAF’s mobile app development program is designed to reach students from urban, underrepresented communities, including students of the military.
As part of the program, NAF students from 10 IT academies across the United States will participate in mobile app and entrepreneurship courses intended for the project-based competition. Academies will be selected by NAF through an application process, and selected institutions will be announced in September 2014. The competition tasks students to design and develop a mobile app and business plan for taking the app to market, which measures critical college and career readiness skills.
For more information, visit http://next2014.naf.org/