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LA youth struggle with tech deserts

by Adolfo Guzman-Lopez | Take Two

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Third grader Natalia Gonzalez raises her hand as students take quizzes during a computer lab session. Maya Sugarman/KPCC

Tech entrepreneurs in Southern California want to challenge Silicon Valley's place as the nation's technology startup capitol. One way they hope to get there is to incubate talent. High school and college students are swarming to meet-ups and workshops to learn skills to make them competitive. But KPCC's Adolfo Guzman-Lopez met advocates who say a large portion of youth are being left behind because they're growing up in neighborhoods that remain technology deserts.

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