Musician and entrepreneur will.i.am is working with Los Angeles Public Schools to bring robotics to underprivileged youth.
Through his organization, i.am Angel Foundation, the former Black Eyed Peas member has been working to provide STEM opportunities to impoverished youth in his hometown of Boyle Heights, and surrounding East Los Angeles neighborhoods, since 2009. The foundation offers science-based afterschool programs and coding workshops to young people of all ages.
Their latest initiative, an extended partnership with the Los Angeles Unified School District, the largest district in California, will bring robotics clubs to more than 400 middle and high schools, and over 12,000 students, in L.A. It is slated to launch in August.
“My mission is to put a robotics club in every public school, and we are off to a great start with this new program in Los Angeles,” said the rapper.
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SOURCE: YR Media, Nia McMillan