New York, NY
British Airways is giving a grant where 250 winners will be flown to London to consult with top business consultants about their businesses and get an additional free flight to meet with their clients. From this pool of 250, a 2nd round of voting will occur for 3 Grand Prize winners who will receive 10 round-trip tickets anywhere BA flies.
Please vote for Ruby Nuby to win this grant. There is a 2 minute video at this link with me speaking about the Ruby Nuby mission of teaching Ruby on Rails programming language to disadvantaged and at-risk youths, incubating businesses and bringing economic development to New Orleans. Ruby Nuby, located in NYC will first reach out to New Orleans and then move to other cities. As a community, we will create an online learning social network for RoR.
Please vote each day.
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Please spread the request amongst your friends to vote for Ruby Nuby.
Thanks so much,
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Our Website: www.meetup.com/ruby-nuby-info/
Ruby Nuby is a member driven organization dedicated to teaching the Ruby on Rails (RoR) Programming Language and Framework, related technologies and entrepreneurial skills to professionals and students who then learn better by teaching disadvantaged and at-risk youths. We target 9th graders as they enter high school and teach them throughout the year. At the beginning of their 9th-10th grade summer they attend a Ruby Nuby Camp. After attending this camp, they qualify for paid internships and part-time jobs which we arrange through partnerships with companies that use RoR. After 4 years of training with Ruby Nuby and using RoR in their internships and part-time jobs, they are hire-able as intermediate Ruby/Rails developers commanding salaries of $100k/year in NYC.
We teach the sponsored youths alongside professionals and students who pay for our courses, interview and “hire” the sponsored youths from a pre-screened pool of at-risk youths. By empowering the paying students to select who they sponsor, they assume a stewardship role in the success of the at-risk youths. By integrating the at-risk youths into the classroom setting with professionals, mentoring relationships can be formed and socio-economic bridges built. In the evenings of our camps, at-risk youths learn life skills and attend cultural events. We teach entrepreneurial skills and through our Startup Weekends incubate funded companies manned by our diverse, integrated students who are professionals, entrepreneurs, experienced developers, and at-risk youths. The professionals may meet their next hire or the next generation entrepreneur who hires them!!!