Swetha Prabhakaran, an Indian American teen, an entrepreneur and CEO of Everybody Code Now! has been selected for the prestigious 'Champions of Change' award in the US. Prabhakaran will receive the award on September 22 at the White House. The 15-year old Swetha is a junior at Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology, in Virginia.
Prabhakaran is among the 11 young women selected by the White House as recipients of 'Champions of Change'. Everybody Code Now!, a non profit was founded by her aims to empower the next generation of youth to become engineers, scientists, and entrepreneurs.
The White House said that, "Under Swetha's direction, Everybody Code Now! has taught hundreds of students how to code and has raised thousands of dollars for STEM (Science Technology Engineering and Math) activities in schools."
"Her mentorship programmes have transformed shy young girls into confident students, community leaders, and budding technologists," it added.