These Kids Were Learning How To Build Websites — On PAPER. Until The Internet Stepped In.
Back in October 2013, we posted an Indiegogo campaign raising funds to build a computer lab for underserved kids in Las Vegas. Here's what happened.
Upworthy curator (and all around badass) Jessica Levenson published this post: Congress: I Think You Could Learn A Thing Or Two Watching These Teachers Solve Some Big-Ass Problems.[vimeo_embed //player.vimeo.com/video/76302820?title=0&byline=0&portrait=0 expand=1]
The kids featured in the video were learning to code HTML and Ruby on Rails (the same platform we use!) ... on paper. PAPER!
Thanks to their extremely dedicated teachers, the Indiegogo campaign, and the support of people like you, the project was funded and those kids now have Mac minis to work on. They're one step closer to getting into the college of their dreams, which is extra exciting because some could be the first in their families to get a higher education. And who knows — maybe they'll soon be designing websites to help more kids like them. Thanks to people like you, these kids finally have a chance to reach for the stars in a city where the sky’s the limit.
To show their appreciation for our help, they sent us this picture of a sign hanging in their lab (which really is for everyone who donated to the campaign and shared the video):
We admit it, when everyone at Upworthy saw this, we were like: