Recently Launched Platform Gives High School Students the Chance to Change the World

ANN ARBOR, Mich. - Oct. 30, 2013 - PRLog -- Recently, DJ Jagannathan came to realize the lack of opportunities he had as a high school student to really apply his knowledge in a meaningful way. When he got to college, however, the mood all changed. He was exposed to a culture of possibilities and the widespread view that anyone could in some way change and improve the world, “We just had to go out and do it.”

He and his Co-Founder, Deepak Kumar, have decided to bring that same thought process to high school.

In just over a year after high school, both of them have started a company and played a part in building up a few others. They have started their journeys to really having an impact and solving the problems they care about, and they want to encourage high school students who are barely six months younger than them, to start doing the same.

Project: Cinta launched a few days ago and hopes to do just that.

The platform, essentially a social network for motivated high schoolers across the country, aims to get students involved in the real world.

“The problem in education isn’t necessarily the quality of the material being taught; it’s how it’s being taught,” says Project: Cinta Co-Founder, DJ Jagannathan. “Students aren’t being exposed to the opportunities and resources they need to apply what they learn in school. The big question I heard in high school was, ‘When will I ever use this in real life?’"

The Cinta team believes that the only way to answer that question is to show not tell, and that if we show students what is possible, we will be surprised by the results.

With Project: Cinta, students will be allowed to share ideas, collaborate, and apply their knowledge in ways that they never could before. They will be able to see first hand how what they learn can help them have an impact.

"No longer will the ‘world changing’ be left solely to the college kids,” says Jagannathan.

“High schoolers have the ability to change the world, we just have to give them the chance."


Our website is located at We were founded in the Summer of 2013 and just launched on October 15, 2013.

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