Campaign aims to provide education in technology to young women of color
Online PR News – 04-July-2012 – DETROIT, Mich. – Access4Artists (a4a) today announced their partnership with BlackGirlsCODE (BGC), an organization that seeks to increase the number of girls of color in digital careers.
This summer, BGC hopes to give more than 300 young people from across the United States the opportunity to receive the technological education they would otherwise go without. Access4Artists recognizes that the future of art and performance relies heavily on innovation and technology expansion, and believes that every child deserves access to an education that will help them apply their skills creatively in a technology-driven world.
“BlackGirlsCODE is empowering a future generation with an education that provides them the skills needed in a continuously thriving field such as technology,” said Kiate Moy, founder and CEO of Access4Artists. “We are proud to partner with BlackGirlsCODE and join the campaign for well-educated women of color.”
BlackGirlsCODE works to empower 7 to 14-year-old African-American, Hispanic, and Native American girls of color. The organization strives for girls of color to become innovators in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) fields, leaders in their communities, and builders of their own futures through exposure to computer science in a supportive and challenging environment.
The organization recently launched its Summer of CODE campaign on the popular global funding platform site Indiegogo. The Summer of CODE campaign aims to reach seven cities in 90 days including Detroit, Chicago, St. Louis, Atlanta, Los Angeles, Oakland and San Francisco.
CODE campaign funds will be invested in a mobile computer lab outfitted with more than 15 laptops and accessories, class registration fees for 20 girls and women in Oakland and San Francisco, and program and travel expenses, as well as the expenses for graduate student instructors.
Donors can provide monetary support ranging from $5 to $2,500 through the BlackGirlCODE Indiegogo site, http://www.indiegogo.com/BlackGirlsCode.
For more information on BlackGirlsCODE, visit blackgirlscode.com
To learn more about Access4Artists, visit www.access4artists.com.
Access4Artists is a global online talent discovery platform that promotes and connects artists across multiple disciplines. The Detroit-based Access4Artists was launched in 2012 and grants artists exposure by encouraging them to cultivate a fan base.