CNN commentator Van Jones shared an emotional story on the Dr. Drew Show&nbsp;about his relationship with Prince and how the two started working together on the #YesWeCode initiative.&nbsp;Jones elaborated on Prince's involvement at the&nbsp;20th Anniversary Essence Festival in 2014 where the initiative was launched. On stage Jones shared the story of how Prince was inspired not just to bring awareness to a cause, but create an project that would bring an opportunity for men and women to find success in the tech industry.&nbsp;"After the Trayvon Martin verdict I was talking to Prince and he said, 'You know, every time people see a young black man wearing a hoodie, they think, he's a thug. But if they see a young white guy wearing a hoodie they think, oh that might be Mark Zuckerberg. That might be a dot-com billionaire.'""I said, 'Well, yeah, Prince that's true but that's because of racism.' And he said,&nbsp;'No, it's because we have not produced enough black Mark Zuckerbergs. That's on us. That's on us. To deal with what we're not doing to get our young people prepared to be a part of this new information economy.'"In the wake of his death, those within the company have expressed their grief but also gratitude. There's a page on their website that simply says, "Thank You, Prince." And delivers the following message:&nbsp;"#YesWeCode would like to honor Prince and thank him for his inspired vision for #YesWeCode. Prince&rsquo;s commitment to ensuring young people of color have a voice in the tech sector continues to impact the lives of future visionaries creating the tech of tomorrow."