THE HIDDEN GENIUS PROJECT

#RevealingGenius

OUR MISSION

The Hidden Genius Project trains and mentors black male youth in technology creation, entrepreneurship, and leadership skills to transform their lives and communities.

THE FUTURE IS TECH.

STEM employment opportunities have become the fastest growing segment of jobs in the U.S, with 71 percent of which involving computing. 

At The Hidden Genius Project, we prepare black male youth to participate in and meaningfully contribute to the 21st Century, global, tech-economy.

OUR SOLUTION

OUR PROGRESS

SINCE 2012:

3500
STUDENTS SERVED
98000
HOURS OF DIRECT TRAINING

 We’re proud to work with incredible partners.

“The Hidden Genius Project is a great opportunity for young black men like me to see what else there is in the world.”

– Zebreon, Immersion Program Participant/Cohort 2

IN THE NEWS

The program immerses high school men of color in coding, web and app design, team building and other skills intended to give them a leg up in the tech economy.

The New York Times

These teenagers spend hours glued to their computer screens. But they’re not playing games or doing their homework, for that matter. They’re studying something they’re not taught at school: computer coding.

KQED

Strong peer connections and mentorship opportunities are paramount for all aspiring entrepreneurs, not just those from underrepresented groups

Mashable

Black teens hack the Silicon ceiling to 'unleash their genius'

CBC

The Hidden Genius Project Gives Young Black Men STEM Skills

Ebony

Google.org awards $500,000 each to 6 nonprofits to boost Bay Area

SF Gate

Brothers Code is fueling the diverse tech talent pipeline by teaching 250+ young men of color code

GISUSER

Hope Grows Through Mentorship in Oakland

MSNBC