Samantha Morse + Haley McLaughlin Silver

Discipline Winner
Digital & Technology

Theme
Education + Learning

University
Boston University

Samantha Morse's Website

With heartbreaking acts of racial injustice occurring daily, adults are left wondering: how do I discuss racism with my child? How do I raise an ally? Enter Little Allies: an immersive app that teaches children about racism, and allows adults to initiate and sustain conversations about race with young minds. In addition to providing educational resources and games, the app places children in scenarios involving racial injustice and encourages allied behavior. Adults receive a journal for their child, game summaries, and discussion tips to inspire their Little Allies.