Until such time that schools provide essential skills to all students, certain individuals and organizations are stepping in to fill the void -- and possibly to make headway from the fringes to influence the infrastructure of the school systems. We met a few of these changemakers recently at the Big Ideas Fest in Half Moon Bay who are bringing these essential tools to students.
Moving from being consumers of media to creators is the goal of Black Girls Code, an organization devoted to teaching girls of color in-demand skills when they're thinking about what they want to be when they grow up, says founder Kimberly Bryant.
Read more here: http://www.blackgirlscode.com
Footage from "Black Girls Code" Directed by Buffy Almendares, Angelisa Candler, Jacob Hirsohn, Owen Smith-Clark, and Takai Ginwright. This video was produced by Bay Area Video Coalition's The Factory, an after school media arts program.