BCPS Congratulates Team Eudai for Winning $500,000 in FTX Charity Hackathon

Three Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) students, competing as Team Eudai, won $500,000 to develop their business idea during the FTX Charity Hackathon! The trio tied for first place, sharing a $1 million grand prize with a team from Miami-Dade County.

The event was sponsored by the FTX Foundation Group, with the final competition among the five top teams taking place at FTX Arena in Miami on Sunday, March 13.

The competition challenged students from across South Florida to come up with an idea for improving mental or physical health. BCPS students, under the mentorship of Broward’s local college access network Bridge 2 Life, developed a plan for a unique mobile app, called Eudai. It will connect users with Florida International University undergraduate psychology students who will provide online mentoring.

The three BCPS students are Yewande Shitta-Bey from the College Academy at Broward College, Chad Jordan from Fort Lauderdale High School and Alexis Buggam from Atlantic Technical High School.

For making it to the finals, each student also received a $15,000 scholarship.

For more information about Bridge2Life, visit browardbridge2life.com.


About Broward County Public Schools

“Committed to educating all students to reach their highest potential.”

Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) is the sixth largest school district in the nation and the second largest in the state of Florida. BCPS is Florida’s first fully accredited school system since 1962. BCPS has nearly 261,500 students and approximately 110,000 adult students in 241 schools, centers and technical colleges, and 91 charter schools. BCPS serves a diverse student population, with students representing 177 different countries and 151 different languages. To connect with BCPS, visit browardschools.com, follow them on Twitter at twitter.com/browardschools, on Facebook at facebook.com/browardschools and download the free BCPS mobile app.


Photos Credit: Brevard County Public Schools

Date Posted: March 15, 2022

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