The U.S. technology sector remains predominantly white and male, with few opportunities for young women of color to get involved and succeed in the field. Black Girls CODE (BCG), founded by tech entrepreneur and White House Champion of Change award-winner Kimberly Bryant, teaches young black women and girls HTML coding, app design, and marketing starting as early as elementary school.
Last fall BCG launched a web documentary to introduce some of the young people they work with and the kinds of projects they complete. In the latest episode we hear from educators and youth in South Florida, who struggle to help youth of color get ahead in the midst of underperforming schools, income inequality, and racism. Hear about the experience of learning to use new technology from young women at a “build a game in a day” in Miami-Dade County.