JJ Patton is a 12 year-old buffalo native that created the Photo Patch App, an application to help children send photos and letters to incarcerated parents from their cell phone.  She was taught how to computer code, by her father at just 10 years old.

The app is free to download and makes connecting the youth with their parents much easier. You can send up to 30 photos at a time and add messages as well.

Photo Patch is a nonprofit Tech company created by JJ's father and the foundation has helped over 1,000 children communicate with their incarcerated parents since 2015.

It took around six months for the pre-teen to create the app and she stayed up countless nights to get the job done. JJ said "I just feel children should be able to talk to their parents no matter where they are". JJ currently has a 4.0 average and resides in Fort Meyers, Florida.

The goal of the Photo Patch Foundation is to help millions of children communicate with their incarcerated parents.  Check out more info on the Photo Patch Foundation Here

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Go JJ!!!!