According to the program’s website, https://edhesive.com/amazon:
Students who take AP Computer Science in high school are eight times more likely to take computer science in college.
Among Black and Hispanic students, those who take AP Computer Science in high school are seven to eight times more likely to take computer science in college, and among women, they are ten times more likely to do so.
To prepare for the future, students need access to coursework that will prepare them for success in these critical fields. The Amazon Future Engineer program sees the incredible talent in our schools and students - but too many barriers are in the way.
The Amazon Future Engineer program initiative seeks to dramatically expand access to high caliber preparatory courses, curricular resources, and programs for schools and districts to help prepare and propel high school students forward in their pursuit of AP Computer Science education.
With a special focus on students in lower-income communities and in states that have made computer science education a clear priority, the Amazon Future Engineer sponsorship opportunities are available for schools offering AP Computer Science for the first time.