Nikhil Sharma, FLASTEM, Saint Petersburg, Florida, USA

Youth gather behind laptops in what appears to be a class or workshop.The grant from the Pollination Project was the most influential contribution to the non-profit work that I have been doing in the Pinellas County. I was able to significantly improve the offerings by organizing a county-wide hackathon event for the middle-school students in early 2017.

The inaugural HackPCS 2017 was hosted by FLASTEM student volunteers in March 2017 and supported by teachers, district-officials, and local educational foundation. Our team of high school students would not be able to organize the event without the generous grant from The Pollination Project. We thank you again for trusting us with the grant money and hope to continue to scale our initiatives in future.