Amazon has partnered with Pharrell Williams’ education equity nonprofit YELLOW and the Georgia Institute of Technology to launch the 2022 edition of Your Voice is Power music remix competition.
Your Voice is Power Encourages Students to Fight for a Good Cause
The Your Voice is Power educational collaboration underscores the partners’ continued commitment to encourage K-12 students to share their perspectives on equity while learning to code new music remixes.
Your Voice is Power is an initiative between Amazon Future Engineer, Amazon Music, and Georgia Tech to expand computer science education. Their aim is to reach students from underserved and historically underrepresented communities. Open through June 19, 2022, students can join the competition and use computer code on Georgia Tech’s EarSketch platform.
“Working with Amazon Future Engineer and Earsketch for Your Voice Is Power 2022 helps us to continue to EVEN THE ODDS within education; especially when it comes to racial equity,” Pharrell said. “It’s amazing to see the students completely immerse themselves in the curriculum and to watch their coding sequences come to life. The cross-collaboration that happens when students share ideas and exchange creative processes really shapes their experience. Participating in this competition is the true meaning of accomplishing more together.”
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“We’re honored to continue our collaboration with Georgia Tech and Pharrell; to help students explore learning experiences that highlight how music, computer science, and entrepreneurship can advance social justice and equity,” said Victor Reinoso, global director, Amazon Future Engineer. “Our work, alongside Amazon Music, has enlisted inspirational artists to help students from historically underrepresented communities; build life-changing skills to propel their futures.”
K-12 students across the U.S. can participate with their class or on their own. The first round of the competition will run through February 7, 2022. The second round of the competition will run from February 8 through June 19. At the close of the music remix competition, five grand prize-winning students from across the country will be announced. They will receive a scholarship or grant to start a business.
For more information, visit AmazonFutureEngineer.com