By: Mary Lee, KPIX5 News Reporter Date: Thursday, April 29, 2021 OAKLAND (KPIX 5) — Oakland-based youth organization The Hidden Genius Project is expanding its mentorship program. The organization mentors and trains…
The Hidden Genius Project trains and mentors Black male youth in technology creation, entrepreneurship, and leadership skills to transform their lives and communities.
Black male youth demand, and are working towards, a future where their genius is celebrated, realized, and shines every day and is no longer hidden, suppressed or belittled.
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.
“The Hidden Genius Project is a great opportunity for young Black men like me to see what else there is in the world.”
– Zebreon Wallace, OAK2 Hidden Genius Alum & Youth Educator
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 groupsMashable
Black teens hack the Silicon ceiling to 'unleash their genius'CBC
The Hidden Genius Project Gives Young Black Men STEM SkillsEbony
Google.org awards $500,000 each to 6 nonprofits to boost Bay AreaSF Gate
Brothers Code is fueling the diverse tech talent pipeline by teaching 250+ young men of color codeGISUSER
Hope Grows Through Mentorship in OaklandMSNBC