REVEALING GENIUS

WITHIN BLACK MALE YOUTH

WE ARE THE HIDDEN GENIUS PROJECT

We train and mentor 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

ABOUT OUR PROGRAMMING

OUR PROGRESS

SINCE 2012:

920
STUDENTS SERVED
25000
HOURS OF DIRECT TRAINING

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

“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


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