Peer to Peer is a platform for youths to break down barriers to entry of getting mentorship by connecting them to other youths
P2P Landing Page
Choose either to receive help, or to give help
Either query for a new form of help, or you can choose from currently popular searches and we will match you with a mentor
Connect via chatroom to your mentor to talk about your problem!
Frequently, speaking with someone who is a "mentor" can be a daunting task. Trust is hard to build with authority figures, and a lot of times it's too scary for young people to follow through. We wanted to help break down the barrier of finding help by evening out the playing field. We wanted to help bridge the gap between students that can easily slip through the cracks (under-privileged students, perhaps at a magnet school) and students that have experienced similar things at a different institution to talk about common problems that they are both facing.
What it does
Peer to Peer is a platform for youth to connect to youth mentors. Anyone can get help, any time. You can either choose to give help, or receive help. This is done via queries into a search field stating your particular problem. After we have received your problem, we match you with another user that has selected to give help in that area. You then are put in a chat room with your peer to discuss about moving forward and getting the proper help. You can speak your problem to the platform (speech to text) or you can upload a picture of a problem to get relevant keywords and search that way.
How we built it
Challenges we ran into
Accomplishments that we're proud of
Functioning chat rooms, speech to text, easy navigable UI/UX, image to text, completing a hack.
What we learned
It's really hard to set up React...
What's next for Peer to Peer
Add more functionality like more subject areas to get help on, move to a framework, create robust matching algorithms...