My friends! Help me raise $1,000 to empower a new generation of technology leaders emerging from the greatest city of all, New York City!
Here's the deal, I recently joined the Leadership Council of New York On Tech (NYOT), a nonprofit committed to developing, mentoring & supporting underrepresented students interested in the technology field.
Here's why this matters: By 2020, there will be 1.4 million jobs in technology and 1 million of those same jobs will go unfilled! And don't get me started on how few of those jobs will go to underrepresented minorities.
Your gift would support the Tech Flex Leaders Program, a selective year-long program providing mentors and weekly workshops, presentations, and company visits to students who otherwise would not learn about the endless career opportunities available to them in the tech industry.
Your $$$$ would be used to; Purchase laptops for students; Acquire workshop space; Identify new mentors/volunteers; Increase our level of instruction; and scale our impact across NYC high schools (we currently only work with 9 schools)
Help NYOT create pathways to technology... because technologists can come from anywhere!
Donate and bribe all of your friends to donate too ;-)