From September to October 2022, we hosted three End of Summer Celebrations with the first event being held in the Bay Area, CA (on September 22) to honor our Oakland and Richmond cohorts (OAK9 Black, OAK9 Gold, OAK10 Black, OAK10 Gold, RICH5, and RICH6), the second event in Inglewood, CA (September 27) to shine a light on our Los Angeles cohorts (LA1, LA2, and LA3), and lastly in Detroit, MI (October 8) to celebrate our inaugural Detroit (DET1) cohort.

Supported by friends, family, community partners, and generous sponsors, all of our Geniuses stepped into the spotlight to celebrate their hard work at our series of 2022 End of Summer Celebrations. Thank you all for coming out and showing up for our next generation of leaders.

Check out the event highlights below.



On Thursday, September 22, over 400 guests consisting of community members, family, friends, and supporters gathered to celebrate our Oakland and Richmond Immersion Cohorts in the Bay Area.


On Tuesday, September 27, 150 guests convened right in the heart of Inglewood at The Proud Bird Events Center to celebrate our Los Angeles Geniuses at their inaugural End of Summer Celebration. This was their first in-person event since oue expansion to Los Angeles in 2020.


On Saturday, October 8, nearly 60 families and friends came out to celebrate our inaugural Detroit cohort at their first End of Summer Celebration. Channel ABC7 WXYZ covered our special community event uplifting our Black boys and young men. 

Special thanks to the following sponsors for helping to make this event possible.