What I Can Do Today is a web app that helps Gen Z navigate and approach challenging issues that impact our world. Our generation is growing up in a time of uncertainty and many of us have reported feeling anxiety, depression, and hopelessness with glooming existential risks such as climate change, war, and nuclear threats. It can feel like it's impossible to have an impact on the future but we believe that Gen Z can tackle the challenges that lie ahead in our world as creative and resilient digital natives of our time. We created this app to help our friends who share the same fears as us and have struggled with managing their mental health. Making a change starts with our center of control and we want to help our generation make small steps toward their goals, and start small to plan for a better future for our planet.
What it does
Our app introduces young people to learn about different issues and find out how they can help solve problems in their community.
How we built it
We built it using MongoDB, Mongoose, Html, Ejs, Css, and Bootstrap for the navbar.
Challenges we ran into
It was our first time using MongoDB for our database so we ran into challenges with structuring the data. We also switched from a MERN stack to a MEN stack so we had to change the format of many of our files.
What we learned
We learned how to use MongoDB and practiced making apps using Ejs templates and Mongoose.
What's next for What I Can Do Today
We plan to add the functionality of adding users to organizations that they can help.