Help our very own Vision Zero teen champion!
Just over a year ago, one very impressive Park Slope teenager, Alison Collard de Beaufort, (an MS 51 alum and current Brooklyn Tech student) made headlines by helping to launch the Vision Zero Youth Council -- a group of young people, tired of seeing their fellow students killed in traffic crashes, who are pushing for better pedestrian safety across the city.
This year, Alison and her classmates at Brooklyn Tech are asking for your help to win the national Samsung Solve for Tomorrow competition for their school. As part of the competition they’ve come up with an idea for a smart watch/smart phone app that could be used to warn pedestrians about approaching speeding cars using the Doppler effect. The idea is already one of the 15 National Finalists.
Now they need our votes to ensure they get a win!
Check out Allison’s idea here and vote to support their project by using the hashtags #SamsungSolve and #SamsungSolveBTHS in Twitter and Instagram.
Every Tweet or Instagram post with these hashtags counts as a vote, and you can vote once every day between now and April 1.
If this project wins, Brooklyn Tech will get $120,000 to help implement the project.
Here’s a few tweets you can send out in support of Alison’s great Vision Zero youth effort.
- Support #VisionZero and vote for #SamsungSolveBTHS #SamsungSolve. http://bit.ly/SamsungSolveBTHS
- Really great idea from Brooklyn Tech teens in #SamsungSolve contest #SamsusngSolveBTHS http://bit.ly/SamsungSolveBTHS
- Help Brooklyn Tech win 120K in the #SamsungSolve contest. Vote #SamsungSolveBTHS http://bit.ly/SamsungSolveBTHS
Thanks for your help, and most of all thanks to Allison and her teammates for leading the way in our tireless fight for safer streets.