Global Youth Health Summit & Hackathon 2018

MDJunior is launching #MDJrHack, the first hackathon event of its kind in Asia on September 22-23, 2018 for our second Global Youth Health Summit & Hackathon at Hong Kong International School (HKIS), Hong Kong. It is designed to unite and inspire high school and college students with youth from different walks of life to develop innovative solutions around these issues.

Who better to lead the charge for youth mental health than youth themselves with the support of the global community!

Who should participate?

The hackathon is open to all - high school and college students, faculty, parents, interested community members and working professionals.

Why should you attend?

The theme of the Summit is “Youth and Mental Health” The objective is to equip youth with an understanding of the mental health challenges facing them, and provide them a platform to civically engage and have their voices heard.

Students who participate in both the Hackathon and Conference will earn the coveted  "Youth Fellow” recognition and certification.

A Global Movement #YouthNow will be launched at this Summit to empower youth, raise awareness and tackle Youth and Mental Health via active social and news media coverage.

Details of the Event

The Hackathon #MDJrHack will be held overnight on September 22-23. Working through the night, particpants in the Hack will be challenged to build innovative solutions that affect societal change in youth and mental health.  The idea is for youth to leverage their creative and computing skills, while demonstrating their problem solving capabilities and teamwork.

Note:  A complimentary Tshirt, dinner on September 22, and breakfast on September 23, will be provided to all registered #MDJrHack participants. Unfortunately, we cannot accommodate dietary restrictions. Participants with dietary restrictions are advised to bring their own food.

Community Service Requirements

Community service hours will be awarded to registered and attending youth participants as part of the Global Movement #YouthNow to drive awareness for Youth Mental Health. Total number of hours awarded vary for Hackathon, Conference and Volunteers.  Official certificates will be issued.