Girl,12, makes app that connects parents in prison to their kids

Girl,12, makes app that connects parents in prison to their kids

- A 12-year-old girl named Jay'Aina Patton has created a mobile application that connects incarcerated parents to their children back home

- The adorable Black girl was moved to undertake the initiative after she experienced separation with her dad who was in prison for 7 years

- The app named "Photo Patch" has about 2,000 users and has been downloaded over 10,000 times since its launch.

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Jay’Aina Patton, an adorable 12-year-old Black girl has developed a mobile application that can help parents who have been incarcerated to connect to their children.

Briefly.co.za gathered in a report by Libertywritersglobal.com that the young girl was motivated to undertake the project after she experienced a strain between herself and her imprisoned father.

Jay'Aina was reportedly three years old when her father, Antoine Patton broke the law and was incarcerated for gun possession where he would spend the next seven years.

12-Year-Old Black Teen Develops App To Connect Incarcerated Parents With Children

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The young girl experienced frustrations in her bid to connect with her father who was incarcerated in a maximum-security New York State Correctional Facility just six hours away from her.

When he was finally released from prison, Jay'Aina's father decided to create a website that connected families with incarcerated family members.

Driven by her experience, Jay'Aina spent two years developing the mobile application, “Photo Patch” to compliment her dad's website.

It is indicated that the "Photo Patch" has gotten up to 2,000 users and has been downloaded over 10,000 times since its launch.

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Meanwhile, an 8-year-old boy from North Georgia has become the youngest person ever to solo pilot a hot-air balloon.

The young boy, identified as JT Head, took his record-setting 20-minute flight on 10 July, soaring 400 feet for a mile and a half over the Sautee Valley near Helen.

Local TV station, 11 Alive, reported JT, a fourth-grader, learned to fly from his dad, Tarp Head, who has been piloting balloons for four decades.

"My dad owns a hot-air balloon company, so I got really interested in hot-air balloons, and so I decided that I wanted to do a solo flight one day,” JT told the station.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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