- Team "Scar-Clari": helps students achieve better grades and motivates students to do well, particularly students new to the USA.
- Team “World Washers”: designed to be a game app that encourages users to engage in eco-friendly behaviors and activities while having fun.
- Team “Mi”: provides information and news customized to personal preferences including but not limited to movies, sports, TV, local events, music, weather and local bus schedules.
- Team “uHabits”: helps people create positive reinforcement to change bad habits to achieve personal and career success, empowering users to set goals and share achievements with their networks.
For the past four months, students attended workshops facilitated by Verizon Wireless team members covering topics including effective marketing, college readiness and Internet safety. The program’s signature component is its mobile app concept development competition. Eighteen teams of students, all selected by the schools’ administrations, developed unique app concepts and marketing plans that they presented to a panel of Verizon Wireless judges on May 16. The panel evaluated the concepts and selected finalists for an online voting round where the public was encouraged to select their favorite app design.For more information on Verizon Wireless, please visit www.verizonwireless.com or call 1-800-2-JOIN IN. Follow us on Twitter at https://twitter.com/VZWmike. Editor’s Note: A recap video of the Empowerment Program is available at: http://vzwnortheast.tumblr.com/post/52737271252/verizon-wireless-empowerment-program-2013 About Verizon WirelessVerizon Wireless operates the nation’s largest 4G LTE network and largest, most reliable 3G network. The company serves 98.9 million retail customers, including 93.2 million retail postpaid customers. Headquartered in Basking Ridge, N.J., with more than 73,000 employees nationwide, Verizon Wireless is a joint venture of Verizon Communications (NYSE, NASDAQ: VZ) and Vodafone (LSE, NASDAQ: VOD). For more information, visit www.verizonwireless.com. For the latest news and updates about Verizon Wireless, visit our News Center at http://news.verizonwireless.com or follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/VZWNews.