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YG Supports Young Women in STEM With $150K Donation to Girl Code LA

Compton rapper YG is doing his part to ensure young women of color know careers in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) are well within their reach.

The “Big Bank” spitter recently cut a check for Los Angeles-based organization, Girl Code. Founded by NFL baller Dez white, Girl Code pushes to expose young women to computer science, business and software engineering.


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YG told TMZ his own daughter inspired the move, saying, “With my donation, I hope they’ll be able to expand their reach of future female coders and programmers. I want to make sure I’m doing my part. I got a daughter and I respect the G Code.”

He also gifted the girls with new Beats by Dre headphones and discussed the importance of considering nontraditional careers

Born and raised in Compton, California, Jessica Bennett began her career as an intern at The Oakland Post, and later, The Source Magazine. She went on to write for respected hip hop publications such as DJ Booth and Hip Hop DX before becoming the Urban Editor of pop culture website, Wetpaint.com. She joined Ebony as the Entertainment Editor August 2017. Bennett has interviewed such names as Vanessa Williams, Spike Lee, Tyra Banks, Forest Whitaker, Magic & Cookie Johnson and several others.