Over 160 community supporters, technologists and activists crowdfunded $10,000 in 10 days to educate Ferguson/St. Louis youth about technology with hopes of bringing their revolutionary movement to the cloud.
The goal of the Roy Clay Sr. Workshop is to help build awareness for local black-owned businesses, small firms that invest back into the community, nonprofits, and social movements in the Ferguson / Greater St. Louis Area.
10 participants were selected in the pilot program and will learn about web development, social media, and entrepreneurship, plus the negative social and political implications of technology. At the end, participants will share their new tech skills by building the technical infrastructure for mission oriented organizations and businesses that serve the community. Participants will be given a $500 stipend and personal laptop after completing the program.
Students meet on Tuesdays and Thursdays 5:30 - 8:00 PM, Saturdays 8:oo AM - 5:00 PM.