Marisa Schweikert4 months ago
I want to applaud all the women and men that posted replies stating that young women and girls shld be included or have separate but equal programs like Urbantxt. Girls are hugely underrepresented in the tech industry regardless of race or socio economic status. When Juan states that Urbantxt addresses the issues of South Central LA & that boys drop out of middle& high school & underperform more than girls I feel this is more an example of the squeaky wheel gets the oil. Girls may drop out or not but instead of joining gangs, committing crimes, & becoming incarcerated they get pregnant go on welfare or work min wage dead end jobs at McDonald's or Wal Mart. To me it's more important to help girls b/c ur not only lifting them out of poverty but their children as well. So by helping girls u affect future generations not only this one. Also it's a known fact that the single most important factor in determining whether a child will be successful (financial, education wise) in adulthood is if his/her MOTHER not father graduated college.