FRS Rural Youth App Challenge




Foundation for Rural Service is providing a great opportunity for youth to use knowledge and creativity to create an mobile app that would be useful to rural communities with the…

Rural Youth App Challenge


Challenge Overview

Students will develop a concept for a mobile app that will address a problem or improve a process in their rural community or in rural America at-large. The challenge will be concept-based only and the judgement will be based on how well-researched and well-presented the app is. The concept must be possible, well-researched and not already be an app in existence (but may be similar).

Who is eligible?

  • Students enrolled in grades 7 through 12
  • At least one student teammate must live in an area served by an NTCA­—The Rural Broadband Association (NTCA) member company*


Must be made up of 1 to 5 students, all within eligible grade range, and with at least one member served by an NTCA member company.

First 10 Applicants with Complete, Qualifying Application:

Will receive a year-long subscription to Codecademy-PRO (worth $84, approx.) and be eligible to win a $50 Amazon gift card.


The winning team will receive $1,000 in gift cards and Codecademy Scholarships.
Ownership: FRS has the nonexclusive right to publish photos and videos provided by students on their progress and use them for publicity.

“How do I or my student(s) participate in the FRS Rural Youth App Challenge?”   

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