Co-Creator, NotOK App
Charlie Lucas is a 13-year-old self-taught coder, proficient in Swift, Java, HTML, and Python. He co-created the NotOK app with his older sister, Hannah, who is 17. NotOK is a digital panic button for teens that stores up to five trusted contacts to text for support when needed. For their efforts, Charlie and Hannah have been awarded Mental Health America’s mPower Award, the National Alliance on Mental Illness Georgia’s Young Leader Award, and the National Black History Blacks in Tech Award, all in 2018. Charlie brings a curiosity, hunger for learning, and entrepreneurial spirit.