The next installment of the Sullivan Foundation’s “Navigating the Unknown” webinar series features Nicole Kelner, the cofounder of a social enterprise that teaches coding to children, and Jordan Bowman, one of the founders of Pledge My Check, a unique website that encourages Americans to use their stimulus checks to do good in the world.

Hosted by Spud Marshall, the Sullivan Foundation’s director of student engagement, the webinar will be streamed on Instagram Live at 12 p.m. (ET), Wednesday, May 6. Here’s more information about the guests:

Nicole Kelner

Nicole Kelner, Coding Space
As co-founder and COO of Coding Space, Nicole Kelner is on a mission to use technology for good. Coding Space is an after-school and online coding program in which kids and students of all ages learn to code while developing critical thinking skills. The program has taught 2,500 kids in grades K-12 how to code, with classes ranging from beginner and advanced levels to GirlCode. Kelner also founded, a women-led personal development Slack community that has grown to more than 900 women and provides peer support to help members become their strongest selves.


Jordan Bowman

Jordan Bowman, Pledge My Check
Jordan Bowman, cofounder of Pledge My Check, is a senior at North Carolina State University and a past attendee of the Sullivan Foundation’s Ignite Retreats. He and his colleagues recently created the Pledge My Check website to encourage Americans in financially stable positions to donate all or part of their coronavirus stimulus checks to help other people in need. At present, the site has collected pledges totaling more than $130,000. Bowman also launched Journeymen Triangle, a mentoring organization that teaches emotional intelligence to middle- and high-school boys.

Related: Learn more about Pledge My Check here.

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