TakingITGlobal 2021 Annual Report

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2021 Your Voice is Power In collaboration with Amazon, Georgia Tech, and Pharrell Williams' philanthropic organization, YELLOW, TakingITGlobal launched the Your Voice is Power learning experience and coding competition in Canada. Canadian students learned entrepreneurship, computer science, and social justice by remixing Pharrell and Jay-Z's song, Entrepreneur, on the EarSketch coding platform. We awarded two $5,000 scholarships to students with the most creative remixes, receiving hundreds of submissions from students and schools across Canada. Looking forward to 2022, we are collaborating with the Cloud Innovation Centre at the University of British Columbia and several Indigenous educators to develop a new version of the program featuring Indigenous artists. We are excited to work on this unique approach to developing computational thinking and music skills while offering an opportunity for students to reflect on Indigenous & Canadian histories.

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