Aspire, Believe, Learn, Evolve

Ashley B., Brianna M., Lucy G., Edith V.

Users can share their encounters that they had with police brutality either anonymously or publicly, can view statistics about incidences of police brutality cases in the past 16 years, find events to participate in such as rallies and meetings, and can learn the basics of how to start a club to support the movement.

The problem is that America is not developing as a country socially. We still face levels of institutionalized racism where people of authority make false assumptions about people simply based on their race.

Our solution is to raise awareness and educate others about current events, specifically police brutality. Users can share their encounters that they had with police brutality either anonymously or publicly, can view statistics about incidences of police brutality cases in the past 16 years, find events to participate in such as rallies and meetings, and can learn the basics of how to start a club to support the movement.

One technical difficulty we had in creating our project was when we had to add custom-made markers/pointers to our map using the Google Map API. It was difficult for us because we wanted certain colored markers to represent different statistics. We overcame this difficulty with the help of our teachers, online tutorials, and a lot of trial and error.

Our group is made up of four members who live in the New York Metropolitan area. We are a very diverse group of girls who come from different backgrounds. We are all either rising juniors or rising seniors in high school. We all are passionate about current events and politics. Other things we enjoy are sleeping, exercising, eating, shopping (“retail therapy”), and sci-fi TV shows.

This project was made by Girls Who Code Summer Immersion Program students at KateSpade.