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Ne-Yo Invests $2.3 Million to Help Underprivileged Kids Learn to Code

R&B artist, songwriter and producer Ne-Yo has decided to put his money where it could do the most good. He has decided to invest in the Holberton School for full-stack software engineers. Ne-Yo donated $2.3 million to the project and he has also been invited to join the school’s board of trustees. This will help gain attention and attract people from underrepresented groups to learn how to code.

“Everybody knows that tech and all these things are the wave of the future,” Ne-Yo said. “I just love the fact of what they’re doing with the school — that they’re making it easier for underrepresented people in the world of tech. They’re giving them a platform and access to this knowledge that they probably wouldn’t get otherwise. I think that’s one of the coolest things about this whole situation.”

Ne-Yo feels that this opportunity will allow the world to see more diversity in the Technology Industry. “Tech is changing the world by the second so it makes sense to get the people that live in the world to be part of this thing that’s changing it,” he said, “as opposed to just this one group of people.”

Kudos to you Ne-Yo for thinking big and looking toward the future.

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