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While most teens spend their summer resting and enjoying the sun, Luke Boland was ecstatic to collaborate with other intelligent teens to design and create an app.
For Boland, a senior at Providence Day School, participating in insightful opportunities was what he found successful. Boland began his summer working at Camp Mindy located at the Levine JCC. Boland saw this as a great opportunity to experience his first paying job, but did not see it as exciting since he did not enjoy handling energetic children all the time.
To further his successful summer, Boland attended a two-week entrepreneurial program at Emory University. He felt as though it was a great way to have a first impression of a future career. Within this program, the students split into groups to devise an app. With a love for music, Boland helped lead his group to create a music-sharing app that would help others connect and communicate with their favorite artists.
They designed an app called “Fan Bridge”, that would connect music lovers with artist. The group, made up of six global students, established an app that everyone could connect with their favorite artist and get them to perform at a local venue. The moto the group created was “connecting fans to one another”, which describes their design to gather different artist.
Boland said “Every night we (the design group) would work for hours to gather designs and functions, it was so interesting because we all came from different places, but still found common ground in music”.
At the end of the program, judges selected a group to move on and compete at a higher level, ultimately gaining support to create their invention. Boland’s groups hard work paid off as they won the contest at the end of the two week intensive. With this opportunity the group will be up for another round September 23rd.
Boland is excited to begin his senior year and can not wait to see where his amazing opportunities will take him.