Technically Philly covered the hackathon that caterde to minority boys and girls. The youth built apps focused on education, restorative justice, masculinity and more.
So why launch in Philly?
Here’s what Qeyno founder Kalimah Priforce said through a spokesman: “With change agents like the Knight Foundation, the City of Philadelphia Mayor’s Office, BMe, and other Philadelphia community organizations leading the way in improving the life outcomes of young men of color, launching the first My Brother’s Keeper hackathon in Philadelphia was a natural choice for Qeyno Labs and Yes We Code. In making this decision, we have seen the Philly tech and corporate community rise to occasion in providing leadership in the way of not just sponsorship opportunities but with talent and logistical support for this hackathon and its youth participants.”
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