Detroit Apple Developer Academy celebrates first graduating class

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Apple, Michigan State University and the Gilbert Family Foundation on June 30 celebrated the accomplishments of graduates from the first cohort of the Detroit Apple Developer Academy.
The academy in Detroit is the first in the United States, launched as part of Apple’s Racial Equity and Justice Initiative. The free program offers students an opportunity to become entrepreneurs and app developers by learning the fundamentals of coding, design, marketing, and project management — with an emphasis on inclusivity and making a positive impact in local communities.

HEAR the ceremony HERE:
(00:00) Sarah Gretter, PhD – Director of the Apple Developer Academy
(:55) – “Supa” Mario Crippen, Academy graduate
(3:48) - MSU President Samuel L. Stanley Jr., M.D.
(6:57) – Raven Scott, Academy graduate
(7:45) - James Feagin, Director of Economic Mobility for the Gilbert Family Foundation
(12:13) – Detroit Mayor Michael Duggan
(15:18) - Team Powerhouse BiteSight presentation
(21:14) – The Crew Expose presentation
(26:49) – BeAware presentation
(34:04) - Lisa Jackson, Apple’s Vice President of Environment, Policy and Social Initiatives
(42:33) – Raven Scott’s final comments

For more information on the programs and ways to get involved, visit the Apple Developer Academy.

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Detroit Apple Developer Academy celebrates first graduating class
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