Dylan Gleicher Was Always Prepared For Success

When Patty Haberstroh heard that Staples High School graduates Dylan Gleicher and Neil Soni teamed up with 2 Yale University classmates to create Prepared, an app that lets educators respond instantly to an active shooting incident — for example, quickly sending a lockdown notification to an entire school, plus local law enforcement — she was impressed.

But the program specialist in Westport’s Human Services Department was not surprised.

She remembered that a while ago Positive Youth Development — another organization she worked with — needed a website designer. They were low on funds. Member Ellen Gleicher said her son could do it, gratis.

Soon, Dylan created and launched PYD’s great site.

He was in 4th grade at the time.

Dylan Gleicher (2nd from left) created the Prepared app with (from left) Michael Chime, Neal Soni and Daniel James. They won the Miller Prize, a $25,000 in Yale University’s entrepreneurship competition. (Photo/Kerry Long)

4 responses to “Dylan Gleicher Was Always Prepared For Success

  1. Peter Hirst

    Seriously. There’s and app for that. This says it all.

  2. Mary Cookman Schmerker

    Thank you from the bottom of my heart . I mean that as the grandmother of 4 high school aged grandchildren and mother and mother in law to two high school teachers.

  3. Cristina Negrin

    Love that!

  4. Ellen Naftalin

    Very impressive.