Be a Changemaker update: StudentRND

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I thought some of you might be inter­est­ed in read­ing an update from one of the co-founders of Stu­den­tRND, which was one of the orga­ni­za­tions pro­filed in Be a Change­mak­er: How to Start Some­thing that Mat­ters. Stu­den­tRND is now the force behind Code­Day, which is “a nation­wide event where stu­dent pro­gram­mers, artists, musi­cians, actors, and every­one else can get togeth­er and build apps & games for 24 hours.”

a scene from CodeDay
Kurt Schloss­er inter­viewed Tyler Menezes, the exec­u­tive direc­tor of the Seat­tle-based non­prof­it and GeekWire’s lat­est Geek of the Week, and I espe­cial­ly loved this ques­tion and answer, which has stuck with me and is rat­tling around in my brain in inter­est­ing ways. Schloss­er asked, “What do you do, and why do you do it?” to which Menezes replies:

I’m the exec­u­tive direc­tor of a tech edu­ca­tion non­prof­it. You don’t get rich or famous work­ing for a non­prof­it, but we can solve prob­lems that fly under-the-radar of pure-prof­it ini­tia­tives. If you asked most tech investors who we were, they wouldn’t know our name, but if you asked a stu­dent from a low-income school in Auburn, Phoenix, or Boca Raton, there’s a decent chance they could tell you a sto­ry about an impact it made on their life. That’s why I do it.

Way to go, Tyler and Stu­den­tRND! Read the full arti­cle here. 

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