The Hidden Genius Project, a national nonprofit organization founded in Oakland, trains and mentors Black male youth in technology creation, entrepreneurship, and leadership skills to transform their lives and communities. The Hidden Genius Project seeks to reveal the true potential of Black male youth and transform their communities from the inside out. Through our student-centered, project-based approach, we invest in young Black men, give them access to technology training, and plug them into an ecosystem of innovation and empowerment.
The Hidden Genius Project was founded in 2012 and established a full-time infrastructure in 2015. The organization now operates programming sites nationwide in Oakland, Richmond (CA), Los Angeles, and Detroit, including Atlanta and Chicago (launching in June 2023), and delivers short-term programming to catalyze interest in the technology space globally. As the program continues to grow, The Hidden Genius Project seeks to impact thousands of more Black males and young people in the coming years.