Promoting Diversity through Tech Education
Endless Pools® donates $5,000 to Coded by Kids.
Aston, PA – Endless Pools has donated $5,000 to Coded by Kids, a non-profit providing digital-technology education programs to youths from underrepresented groups. The aquatic technology innovator made the gift through its Endless Access philanthropic initiative.
Coded by Kids (CBK) sites a statistic that just 4 percent of employed software developers in the U.S. are African American. To help create more employment equality, the Philadelphia-based non-profit offers software development, digital design, computer science, and tech startup-focused entrepreneurship education programs. Their target audience are underserved and underrepresented kids from ages 8 to 18.
"We have a shared vision with Endless Pools – to help people reach their goals and dream bigger," says Coded by Kids CEO, Sylvester Mobley. "CBK is working to provide the next generation of leaders with the skills they need to change the future of tech and innovation. We are grateful for support from community partners, like Endless Pools, that help us increase our impact throughout the city and the region."
According to Darren Pearse, Endless Pools' General Manager, "Our company is dedicated to promoting inclusiveness. Coded by Kids is proactively helping to educate kids and teens whose communities have been strikingly absent from the lucrative and influential technology sector.
"Endless Pools' strength as a company is largely rooted in our diversity," Pearse continued. "We are proud to support CBK in their mission to create a more inclusive and equitable workforce."
Endless Pools made the donation through its Endless Access program, which is backed by their parent company, Masco Corporation. Founded in 1988, the aquatic fitness innovator proudly contributes to programs that support diversity and promote inclusion.
The gift was made virtually as Coded by Kids is currently conducting all its programs remotely for the continued safety of their instructors and students.