During the Immersion Program, students learn to develop software, build problem-solving skills, understand fundamental business principles, think like entrepreneurs, explore issues around personal identity and community awareness, explore social justice issues, and be strong leaders.
The Immersion Program currently meets at multiple sites in Oakland, California.
Catalyst programming most frequently occurs in the East Bay Area, but there are occasionally events that take place in other parts of the region.
Whether it be the intensive Immersion Program, or short-term Catalyst programming, The Hidden Genius Project’s activities are free to participants.
The Hidden Genius Project provides technology for use at all its programming. Immersion Program participants eventually receive their own personal computers, which they can keep following program completion.
The Immersion Program requires a commitment of at least 15 months. A typical cohort cycle begins with a seven-week summer (40 hours per week), continues with weekly after-school programming at least one weekend day throughout the school year, and culminates in one more full seven-week summer. After that period, students may opt to continue programming to further their skills and/or projects.
While The Hidden Genius Project proudly operates in Oakland, California, it is certainly possible to bring Catalyst programming to other cities. Interested entities should email us at contact@hiddengeniusproject.