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Crushing South L.A.'s Digital Divide by Teaching Youth to Code

URBAN Teens Exploring Technology is the only computer-programming academy in the inner city of Los Angeles.

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When you think of South Los Angeles, thanks to media stereotypes, you might think of gangs, drugs, and liquor stores. But, do you think of the digital divide? South Los Angeles is a "tech desert"—a place where technology start-ups, incubators, accelerators, and tech innovation do not exist. However, for the past three years, URBAN Teens EXploring Technology, the only computer programming academy in inner city Los Angeles, has been working diligently to ensure that tech talent and an innovative culture is fostered in South L.A.

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