Minneapolis artist William King - aka Good Sight Will - is racing the clock to secure his seat at Prime Digital Academy, the number one trades program in Minnesota. In July, the 29-year-old father of two applied for Prime’s software engineering program.
“Until this year, I never had imagined going to college, especially not this late in life,” said King. “I didn’t understand the barriers. I just knew it was something I wanted to do and went for it.”
He was accepted, however his applications for various types of financial aid were denied. After exhausting all other options, King’s wife suggested he look into crowdsourcing. Classes start in less than two weeks (Oct. 3). King is humbly asking anyone in a position to donate to contribute to his GoFundMe. Watch the video below to meet the Kings.
King is thankful for all the support he’s received thus far, mainly from his wife, and also from his mom, mentors and friends like Hassan Shahid. Shahid is a fellow artist and a graduate of Prime Digital Academy.
“There definitely needs to be more advocacy for equitable education for people of color inside the tech industry,” said Shahid. “This is one family of many that have run into obstacles who are willing to do the work - who want to do the work - but are running into equitable barriers.”