Pharrell Partners To Teach Young Students Music Coding With Georgia Tech and Amazon
Pharrell Williams is working tirelessly with the group to give back.
The multi-hyphenate has collaborated with Amazon and Georgia Tech for a new project aimed at educating young students about music coding. In support of minority innovators, this news comes only a little over a month after Pharrell revealed the launch of his non-profit Black Ambition.
YELLOW, Pharrell’s non-profit education, revealed that the joint project would be named Your Voice is Strength, and it will primarily train middle and high school students, with involvement from any student in the U.S. and Canada.
The initiative will include five teaching modules providing practical coding skills, as well as dialogue sessions on racial inequality between teachers and students. In addition, Your Voice is Power will host a competition that will encourage students to remix Pharrell‘s single “Entrepreneur.” Through the coding platform EarSketch of Georgia Tech, students will be able to create the remix using their own voices.
Teaching future-ready skills such as coding to children, particularly those children for whom resources like this have not been spread equally, is how we train the next generation of entrepreneurs.
The first-round contest of Your Voice is Power will kick off on January 19 with its teaching modules, followed by the second round from March 15 to June 4. Travel over to the dedicated website of Amazon to see the full list of rules and scoring guidelines.
— Amazon (@amazon) January 19, 2021