High school students work on creating apps to help address opioid crisis

High school students work on creating apps to help address opioid crisis (WKEF/WRGT)

DAYTON, Ohio (WKEF/WRGT) - Dozens of local high school students are joining in the battle against the opioid crisis.

Students from Columbus, Dayton and Zanvesville are working together to create apps to deal with the crisis, as part of the Hackathon event at Sinclair Community College.

The goal is to encourage young people to look at becoming coders, and developers of new apps and technologies.

"In virtually any industry such as manufacturing transportation retail, it all is depending on coding," Mark Romito with AT&T Ohio said, "so the more these young people are aware of coding and how to code and IT, The better chances they'll have of landing a good job."

Regional winners will go on to compete in Columbus in December.

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