We train and mentor black male youth in technology creation, entrepreneurship, and leadership skills to transform their lives and communities.
Based in Oakland, California, The Hidden Genius Project applies a targeted universalism approach to providing holistic support and technology training to underserved male youth in a way that transcends the host of systemic obstacles they face. Our intensive program provides nearly two years of training and mentoring to high school students in software development and design, entrepreneurial thinking, and a host of life and leadership skills. Additionally, The Hidden Genius Project offers short-term programming, through which a greater number and broader segment of young people are able to gain exposure to relevant skills and careers within the technology landscape.
15-Month Training Program | Black Males| High school students between 9th & 11th grade
BECOME COMMUNITY LEADERS
"Strong peer connections and mentorship opportunities are paramount for all aspiring entrepreneurs, not just those from underrepresented groups"− Mashable
"The Hidden Genius Project Gives Young Black Men STEM Skills− EBONY
"By training black students in Web development, and other programming skills, The Hidden Genius Project hopes to make minorities more competitive candidates"− Slate
"For low-income and disenfranchised youth, learning to code might lead to a lucrative career in an industry that’s both booming and lacking in diversity. "− KQED
"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