Since the demise of MySpace, there haven’t been many opportunities for young people to learn the universally valuable tech skill of coding.
Enter west coast MC and philanthropist YG.
Yesterday, the rapper donated $150,000 to startup company GirlCodeLA in order to help young female coders sharpen their skills at an early age before embarking in what’s become a very competitive industry.
As YG told Billboard:
“Gender bias plays a role in the amount of exposure students receive in regards to technology and coding. This leads to influence future decisions within their field, creating smaller opportunities for diversity. With my donation, I hope they’ll be able to expand their reach of future female coders and programmers. I want to make sure I’m doing my part, I got a daughter and I respect the G Code.”
YG’s new album Stay Dangerous is due out this Friday.