“How are we going to fix the educational system?” It’s a potent question that came up at tech shows I attended this year. Schooling is out of whack with the competencies adults need in the robotic gig economy.
Two keys are coding and creativity, and Youth Digitalmay have some answers. Youth Digital CEO Justin Richards can trace a fascination with games and animation back to childhood. Teaching web design to inner city kids gave him a crash course in what kids dig – and when they tune out. But Youth Digital took form when his Raleigh-Durham tech tutoring business started taking off. “We asked ourselves, ‘Why not make this available for kids around the world?’” recalls Richards.
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