BNY Mellon has provided grant and sponsorship support to the Raspberry Pi Foundation in the UK and Ireland since 2017 as part of its philanthropic strategy to develop technology skills in the next generation workforce. Through the company’s support of the Foundation’s Code Clubs, which children 9 to 13 years old can access after school at no cost, BNY Mellon has impacted over 18,000 young people, teaching them to code through discovery and play. In Raspberry Pi’s 13,000 Code Clubs, young people learn programming languages such as Scratch, Python, and HTML/CSS by building video games, animations, and websites; through discovery and invention, they develop skills to create in a digital world.
In addition to supporting Code Clubs, BNY Mellon sponsors Raspberry Pi’s
Coolest Projects International in Dublin, a technology fair that
encourages thousands of 7 to 17 year olds to design and share their tech
creations. Now in its seventh year, the fair inspires and rewards
innovation, creativity, entrepreneurship, and technology skills. BNY
Mellon's sponsorship of the event is helping to foster the next
generation of digital creators, innovators, and change makers.
“The partnership with BNY Mellon has supported our mission to equip more people with the skills and knowledge necessary to thrive in the digital age.”
— Maria Quevedo, Managing Director, Raspberry Pi Foundation