“The program has been amazing. Besides just learning how to code, you are surrounded by a community of people who want to see you succeed.”

– Odera Nwosu, OAK7 Hidden Genius

On Thursday, September 24, 2020, we hosted our 9th Annual End of Summer Celebration online in front of our friends, family, community partners, and generous sponsors, as our Geniuses stepped into the spotlight to share their experiences in our program this past summer. Thank you all for coming out and showing up for our next generation of leaders, technologists, and entrepreneurs.

We kicked off our End of Summer Celebration with a pre-party on Instagram Live, hosted by Kayla Mason, our Los Angeles Site Director. Press the play button on the right to watch our LA1 Hidden Geniuses (Jokim and Elijah F.) and OAK4 Hidden Genius Alum, James Green share the most significant impacts the program has had on them and their entrepreneurial aspirations. Watch until the end to hear from Akeem Brown, our Programs Director, share his thoughts leading up to our event.

Scroll down below to watch additional highlights from our event.

Hidden Geniuses, Hidden Genius Alumni, and Family Member Panel Discussions

LA1 Hidden Genius Panel

This panel discussion features Hidden Geniuses from our inaugural cohort in Los Angeles.

Outgoing Hidden Genius Panel

Congrats to our OAK7 and RICH3 Geniuses! Listen to this panel to hear about their experiences completing our 15-month program.

“I was expecting the program to be very basic, but after I joined and bonded with my brothers, I realized it was something I wanted to do.”

– Kaelan Lovan, RICH4 Hidden Genius

Hidden Genius Alumni Youth Educator Panel

Meet our Senior Youth Educators! Listen to how they use cascading mentorship to help train the next generation of Geniuses and newer Youth Educators.

Hidden Genius Family Member Panel

Listen to our family members reflect on the key moments they started to recognize a change and growth in their Hidden Genius.


“A huge thanks to The Hidden Genius Project. Your beliefs, leadership, and commitments are changing lives!”

– Rhonda Flemming, OAK7 Family Member

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