Jack Dorsey and Jay-Z Announce The Bitcoin Academy In Brooklyn, New York
- Jack Dorsey and Jay-Z announced The Bitcoin Academy, financial education for Marcy House residents in Brooklyn, New York.
- Classes are completely free to residents and will provide devices and data plans as needed.
- Programming for “Crypto Kids Camp” courses for children aged 5-17 will also be provided for free.
Jack Dorsey, founder of bitcoin financial services company Block Inc., and Shawn “Jay-Z” Carter have partnered to fund The Bitcoin Academy to provide financial education and empowerment to the community in which Jay-Z grew up, Dorsey announced. This educational program will be held in Brooklyn, New York, for Marcy House residents. It aims to empower the community to achieve financial independence, inclusion and literacy in the area Jay-Z grew.
“Education is where we start. This isn’t just about bitcoin…it’s about long-term thinking, local economies, and self-confidence,” Dorsey said in a reply to his announcement. All Marcy residents are eligible to take the classes, even children. And to make it even easier we’re providing devices and data plans for all who need it.”
Class is in session from June 22 through September 7 for all Marcy residents and the classes will be held in person and online. If enrollees decide to attend the twice-weekly classes in person, dinner will be provided. Participants will receive
Mifi devices and a 1-year data package. If needed, a smartphone will also be provided. The academy will also be offering “Crypto Kids Camp” which will provide programming courses on two saturdays for Marcy kids aged 5-17.
The Shawn Carter Foundation was established with the stated mission to provide assistance to individuals experiencing socio-economic hardship by continuing education at post secondary schools.
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