BALANCED CTO, Dr. Corey Clark, is a key leader of an effort to create a mobile application that increases literacy skills among adult learners as part of the Adult Literacy XPRIZE competition (sponsored by XPRIZE, Dollar General Literacy Foundation, and The Barbara Bush Foundation for Family Literacy). In a move that shows that games are a force for good in the world and do more than simply entertain, Dr. Clark’s team from SMU, PeopleForWords, created the game “Codex: The Lost Words of Atlantis.”
In a press release this week, the PeopleForWords team and its game were named one of the five worldwide finalists in the competition! Dr. Clark discussed the announcement and their game on local PBS affiliate KERA. In early 2019, a panel of expert judges will analyze the results and name the application that garners the best results as winner. We believe that team will be PeopleForWords, and are cheering on our CTO as he demonstrates what we have known all along… that games can change lives for the better! You can read more about the competition and the teams at the links below. Please join us in congratulating Dr. Clark and the entire PeopleForWords team on their achievement!
Dr. Clark’s XPRIZE Project in the news:
Dr. Clark discusses Finalist Announcement on KERA
XPRIZE and Barbara Bush Foundation to Award Finalist Teams
SMU & LIFT Literacy App Named Finalist in $7 Million XPRIZE Competition
SMU & LIFT Team Moving On in $7M Literacy XPRIZE Contest