It’s time to brainstorm.  This summer, a team of six high-school interns, under the mentorship of local e-commerce software company Unbound Commerce, wants to build a mobile app to meet the needs of some organization or community in Newton.  What should they build?  Can you recommend a need, or an organization that may have a need, or a person the team should meet?  Post your ideas here, or email [email protected].

From July 10 through August 18, the team will work in the Upper Falls headquarters of Unbound Commerce, learning to code and building an app for Apple iOS and Android.  Last summer, Unbound Commerce mentored a similar team that built a mobile app for the Newton South HS Athletics Booster Club.

This project is part of the Mayor’s Summer High School Internship Program, which this year has matched 100 students with 38 organizations/city departments across the city.  All interns will participate in weekly workshops at City Hall on financial literacy, resume writing, workplace communications, and problem solving.  Graduate students from Boston College will provide support to help interns assess their own core values, strengths, and what impact they want to make in the world. This program is no longer accepting students for this summer, but applications for next summer will be accepted starting in December. If you have questions — or would like to mentor one or more interns next summer — contact Newton’s Director of Youth Services, Quinn Etchie, at [email protected] or 617 796-1436.

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