In 2014, Lenovo and NAF created the Lenovo Scholar Network to engage underserved high school students in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) studies and help provide them with critical skills to be career and college ready. In two school years, the initiative has helped more than 1,200 students in 30 high schools across the U.S. learn critical skills like coding, app development, and collaboration. For the 2016-17 school year, another 20 high schools will join the Network, opening the opportunities to more than 2,000 students at 50 U.S. high schools.
VOTE TODAY! Lenovo Scholar Network Fan Favorite App
A signature element of the LSN is a mobile app competition, in which student teams develop Android applications and compete at a national scale. This year, more than 50 student teams participated and 6 apps were chosen as the top submissions. Now, the public is invited to vote for their “Fan Favorite”. Help NAF students shine by checking out the finalists and voting for your favorite and share #lenovoscholars with social networks. Voting remains open through July 19. The Fan Favorite app will be announced at the NAF Next annual conference July 20 in Orlando, FL.
NAF, formerly the National Academy Foundation, is a network of education, business, and community leaders who work to ensure high school students are college, career, and future ready. The mission is to help underserved high school students across the United States by providing career-themed academies within public high schools that ignite students’ passion for learning and inspires them to pursue STEM (Science, Technology, Education and Math) careers.