Now here is something to smile about!!
15 year old Indian American Shweta Prabhakaran is creating waves in Washington after being selected for the prestigious Champions of Change award. Specially chosen for doing stellar work through her non-profit organisation to empower the community by teaching Internet coding.
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Shweta is the founder and CEO of ‘Everybody Code Now!’ which works to empower youth to become engineers, scientists, and entrepreneurs.Â Each year Everybody Code Now teaches students how to code and raises thousands of dollars for STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) activities in schools.
Swetha’s family moved from Tirunelveli, Tamil Nadu to the States in 1998. She was born in Indianapolis but is now a junior at the highly acclaimedÂ Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology. In addition to her passion and love for science and technology, Shweta loves to dance Bharatnatyam and wants to continue inspiring young women to transform their future and the world.