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Host a Field Trip
Students in our Intensive Immersion Program travel to tech companies on a weekly basis. Volunteers may host students at their offices to teach them about the company, allow them to observe work in action, provide a tour of the workspace, and answer questions.
Single Day: Minimum three hours
Program Site Visit
Volunteers may visit the classroom during programming to speak with students about their role and function within the technology sector, and share their personal experiences in pursuing educational and career growth.
Single Day: Minimum one hour
One-time Program Support
Support Student skill development. Volunteers may attend a short-term (single-day or weekend) program or single day of intensive classroom programming. Skill areas include technical (e.g. programming, user interface design, market research, etc.); leadership (e.g. public speaking, time management, healthy decision making, etc.), and business development–among other topics.
Single or multiple days
Ongoing Virtual Support
Volunteers unable to support programming in person may make themselves available to counsel and/or review student work remotely. Activities might include troubleshooting student code, reading writing assignments, and providing feedback via videoconference.
Ongoing / as-needed
Volunteers might apply their relevant skills to support key administrative tasks, such as template/web design, external communications support, or other background functions.
As-needed on a project basis
Professionals with relevant technical skills and an interest in supporting the program more closely may work with program staff to develop appropriate technical curriculum for short-term activities.
Multiple meetings / as-needed
Ongoing Classroom Support
Individuals might volunteer with the intensive program on a regular schedule and/or assist with specific curriculum units.
Investment Partnership / Advocacy
Volunteers might advocate within their companies to support investments in The Hidden Genius Project. As the program seeks to scale its impact and serve a greater number of young people in need, volunteers might interface with company stakeholders to pursue large-scale contributions, product donations, or volunteer compensation programs, such as “dollars for doers.”