- Jack Dorsey and Jay-Z announce Bitcoin Academy, Financial Education for residents of Marcy House in Brooklyn, New York.
- Classes for residents are completely free and will provide equipment and data plans as needed.
- Programming for the “Crypto Kids Camp” courses for children aged 5-17 will also be provided free of charge.
Jack Dorsey and Sean “Jay-Z” Carter, founders of bitcoin financial services company Block Inc., have partnered to fund Bitcoin Academy to provide financial education and empowerment to the community in which Jay-Z grew up, Dorsey. announced,
This educational program will take place for residents of Mercy House in Brooklyn, New York, which aims to provide the community with the tools necessary to achieve financial independence, inclusion and literacy, where Jay-Z grew up.
“Education is where we start. It’s not just about bitcoin… it’s about long-term thinking, the local economy and confidence,” Dorsey said in a statement. please respond for his announcement. “The courses are free for all Marcy residents, including children. And to make it even easier, we’re providing device and data plans for everyone who needs it.”
Classes for all Marseille residents are in session from June 22 to September 7 and classes will be held in person and online. If nominees choose to attend twice-weekly individual classes, dinner will also be provided.
Attendees will be provided with Mifi devices and attendees will also be given a 1-year data plan, as well as a smartphone if required. The Academy will also offer a “Crypto Kids Camp” which will offer programming courses on two Saturdays for Marcy kids aged 5-17.
The initiative was undertaken in collaboration with the Sean Carter Foundation, Cash App, Black Bitcoin Billionaire and Crypto Blockchain Plug. Personal grants provided from Jay-Z and Dorsey.
The Sean Carter Foundation has a stated mission of providing assistance to individuals in socio-economic difficulty through continuing education in post-secondary institutions.