Van Jones is working on a new bold, game-changing strategy to transform the lives of America’s urban youth. Imagine 100,000 or 500,000 ‘Mark Zuckerberg’s’ –who look just like Trayvon Martin.
“Trayvon Martin’s hoodie was seen as a justification for his murder,” says Van. “But billionaire Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg wears hoodies — and nobody shoots at him. So let’s flip the script: let’s give our hoodie-wearing youth the same tools, training and technology that the kids taking over Silicon Valley have.” #YesWeCode connects to local grassroots training programs and teams up with major technology partners, celebrities and political leaders to promote the goal of training 100,000 low-opportunity youth to become high-level computer programmers.
Find out more about #YesWeCode.