YG Donates $150,000 to Fund Coding Programs for Young Women
Though YG is gearing up for the release of his highly-anticipated album Stay Dangerous, that hasn't delayed the Compton MC from giving back to his community. Ahead of the release of his new project, YG has made a hefty donation to help young women interested in coding have a competitive edge in the rigid industry.
On Wednesday (Aug. 2), the rapper cut a check from his "Big Bank" and donated $150K to start-up company GirlCodeLA which aims to develop more opportunities for female coders. During the ceremony, TMZ caught up with YG to learn more about his charitable effort. "I'm 'bout to go give this big check away to Girl Code," he told the celebrity-focused outlet. "I got a daughter. I'm practicing on how to be a good dad right now. This for the G Code."
Founded by entrepreneur Dez White, GirlCodeLA aims to help young women build knowledge in computer science, business and software engineering. In addition to being able to grow in those fields, participants also can develop career road maps through seminars, classes and hands-on training.
In addition to his monetary donation, YG also held a mentoring session with the young coders in which he discussed the importance of exploring nontraditional career paths. He also reportedly gifted all the young coders with Beats By Dre headphones.
Big ups to YG!
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