St. Louis has been making a name for itself as a technology hub. Community leaders are now making sure minorities don’t miss out on opportunities from it. Launch Code is offering a summer of free coding classes. The organization is partnering up with the NAACP to target young, African American men and close the unemployment gap.
Editor’s note: Statesville High School student Holden Whiteside received the Statesville NAACP Scholarship Award on Sunday. This is the essay he submitted.