Know A Person Of Color Interested In Tech? JAY-Z’s DJ Young Guru Is Giving Away $1M In Scholarships

by Krystal Franklin

August 24, 2018

Photo by Lisa Lake/WireImage for NARAS

“…We measure success by how many people successful next to you. Here we say you broke if everybody else broke except for you.” – JAY-Z

You can’t help but be inspired to give back when you’re in JAY-Z and Beyoncé‘s crew (indivudually the two superstars announced a scholarship and investment in a start-up over the summer) and Young Guru, the rapper’s longtime DJ has picked up the philanthropic spirit. Guru, who’s also Jay’s audio engineer, announced the Tech To Wealth Tour kicking off in Atlanta today that will feature an interactive conversation about the intersection of culture and technology.

Guru has partnered with Flatiron School and Rodney Sampson of the Opportunity Hub to get 10,000 people of color coding. Get details of the event here. Not in Atlanta? The tour will also stop in Houston, Los Angeles, Santa Clara, California, Vancouver and Seattle between now and October in conjunction with the remaining On The Run II dates.

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