An inspiring example of paying it forward

by Jeff Hilimire on April 6, 2014

As I look to create more things like Advice For Good and MATCH in order to embrace and socialize the “pay it forward” ideal, I love reading about stories like this that only help to fuel my passion in this area.

(Lex Alexander) started an Indiegogo campaign to help fund his tuition to further his coding education. To say thank you, he will give 10% of his income for the first two years as a programmer to fund a scholarship — the aptly named Code it Forward scholarship — for another woman or minority developer who is interested in learning how to code at a hack school of their choice. Then, that person will pledge 10% of their income to someone else, and so forth.

“This scholarship would send minorities and women to coding boot camps and help to solve the racial and gender disparities in tech, by making these resources more accessible,” he says.

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