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Pharrell Returns With Contest To Propel The Next Generation Of Coders With Amazon And Georgia Tech

Pharrell is back with his latest competition to help teach the next generation of coders. Earlier this year, AfroTech reported that the legendary producer and his education equity nonprofit YELLOW partnered with Amazon and Georgia Institute of Technology for “Your Voice is Power” — an educational coding program for K-12 students. Now, Amazon, Pharrell and Georgia Tech have launched the “Your Voice is Power” 2022 music remix competition, according to an Amazon blog post. Coming in on its second year, the competition is continuing to teach underserved youth about coding and racial equity. “Working with Amazon Future Engineer and Earsketch for ‘Your Voice Is Power’ 2022 helps us to continue to EVEN THE ODDS within education, especially when it comes to racial equity,” said Pharrell. “It’s amazing to see the students completely immerse themselves in the curriculum, and to watch their coding sequences come to life. The cross-collaboration that happens when students share ideas and...

Dec 1, 2021

Pharrell Williams Teams Up With Amazon and Georgia Tech For Educational Coding Collaboration

Pharrell Williams and his education equity nonprofit YELLOW have both teamed up with Amazon and Georgia Institute of Technology to announce a new educational collaboration aimed at inspiring young students to learn how to code. “Your Voice is Power” — a newly-generated campaign between Amazon Future Engineer, Amazon Music, and Georgia Tech — is the latest initiative to emphasize the importance of computer science education to students in underserved communities, as well as minority groups that are currently underrepresented in tech. According to a press release, the campaign was created to encourage both middle and high school students to share their voice on equity while learning how to code new music remixes. “This collaboration between YELLOW, Amazon, and Georgia Tech is a celebration of Black creators and change-makers,” said Pharrell in a press statement. “YELLOW at its core believes that education is a pathway to success. Teaching kids future-ready skills like coding,...

Jan 20, 2021