Schools across the nation shut down weeks ago to help combat the spread of COVID-19, which means many teens are sitting idle with little to keep their brains engaged.
That’s where local education tech company Ascend comes in.
Ascend was founded in Charlotte in 2019 by Reg Gabriel and Christine Nicodemus to help schools and mentoring organizations set goals for middle and high school students, track their progress and measure program outcomes.
Missi Rossi, Ascend’s director of school and student success, said Ascend recently launched a free, public version of the platform called Challenge Accepted! The platform is aimed at keeping teens engaged while they’re stuck at home due to the coronavirus outbreak.