The Hidden Genius Project is a fast-growing, innovative organization founded by entrepreneurs. In 2012 we launched our flagship Intensive Immersion Program, serving five students in our first year, while staffed entirely by volunteers and a budget of $1,500. In year three, we were the winner of a $500K Google Impact Grant. By year five, Google doubled its investment with $1M in support.

 


 

Since 2012, we’ve served more than 6,700 youth across all of our programming opportunities. 123 Geniuses have participated in our 15-month Intensive Immersion Program, with cohorts in Oakland, Richmond, and (launched Summer 2020) Los Angeles.

 

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As we continue to support our young people and expand our services both locally and globally, we offer the following sponsorship opportunities for community partners like you who are committed to investing in our Hidden Geniuses.

INTENSIVE IMMERSION PROGRAM
2020 SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

Our Intensive Immersion Program is a 15-month holistic mentorship experience that provides computer science, software development, entrepreneurship, and leadership training to black male high school students.

Since 2012 the impact of The Hidden Genius Project has grown in breadth and depth. The following sponsorship opportunities support our Intensive Immersion Program sites, serving youth in two Bay Area locations: Oakland and Richmond, and recently expanded to serve students in Los Angeles.

$1,000,000
UBUNTU
CIRCLE

Supports holistic, student-centered programming for all of our Geniuses

$500,000
EMPOWERMENT
CIRCLE

Equips every Genius with a laptop to develop their own apps and websites

$250,000
INFLUENCER
CIRCLE

Supports exposure opportunities for Geniuses, including field trips to tech companies

$150,000
SUSTAINING
CIRCLE

Provides meals for all Geniuses throughout the 15-month Intensive Immersion Program

Click HERE to connect about becoming an Intensive Immersion Sponsor.

COMMUNITY EVENTS
2020 SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

Support community events, including Catalyst programming – free, technical workshops and exposure opportunities for youth of color. Our Single- and multi-day programs include our annual Brothers Code and International Tech Slam events. Partnerships include the Golden State Warriors, SPAT-OUSD Sports Teams, Alameda County Juvenile Justice, and Oakland Unified School District’s African American Male Achievement Manhood Development Program.

3RD ANNUAL
TECH SLAM INTERNATIONAL

Last year, The Hidden Genius Project traveled to London and South Africa to host our 2nd Annual Tech Slam International, featuring a rich array of community partners, including Team Inc., Oakland Natives Gives Back, Chelsea Football Club Foundation, LEAP Science, and Math Schools, Colorintech, West Ham United Foundation, and a host of collaborators. This year, in light of COVID-19, we are planning to host our 3rd annual International Tech Slam online. This transformative, intercontinental experience exposes hundred of students to tech career pathways with the support of our program partners.

8TH ANNUAL
END OF SUMMER CELEBRATION

Join us in celebrating the accomplishments of our Geniuses as they complete their final summer of the Intensive Immersion Program. Students will share pitches for their products and website designs, demonstrate their public speaking skills, and share their innovative solutions to community problems using technology.

We are actively seeking sponsors who believe in The Hidden Genius Project and are committed to investing in the success of our Geniuses.

COMMUNITY PARTNERSHIPS
2020 SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

Sponsor community organizations worldwide to access culturally relevant
technology, entrepreneurship, and leadership programming led by
Youth Educator alumni of the Intensive Immersion Program.

$500,000
COMMUNITY PARTNER
PROGRAMMING

Sponsor an organization to offer ongoing programming led by Youth Educators

$500,000
CURRICULUM LICENSING
AND CAPACITY BUILDING

Sponsor a community organization to access content and capacity to deliver its own dynamic, culturally relevant programming to its youth participants.

Click HERE to connect about partnerships with Community Programming or Curriculum opportunities.

ALUMNI SUPPORT
INVEST IN OUR GENIUS ALUMNI NETWORK

The Hidden Genius Project is inspired by the Ron Brown Scholar Program, an organization dedicated to building a lifelong network for positive social change. As the cadre of alumni builds, the network associated with The Hidden Genius Project will continue to grow in scope and impact.

In addition to staying connected, many Hidden Genius Alumni return to serve as Youth Educators (facilitators) at Catalyst and Community Partner Programing. Several of the students have started successful businesses, working in their communities, and providing inspiration to the incoming students.

Click HERE to read stories from Hidden Genius Alumni who completed our Intensive Immersion Program.

$50,000
WORKFORCE DEVELOPER

Support internships and workforce development opportunities for Geniuses

$50,000
INCUBATOR

Invest in our Hidden Genius Alumni Venture Seed Fund, building a solid foundation of resources for our Genius Alumni entering the entrepreneurial space.

$50,000
COLLEGE ACCESS SPONSOR

Support coaching, staff training, and technology costs to serve at least 150 unique Genius alumni, with multiple years of support per Genius.

Click HERE to connect about opportunities to invest in our Genius Alumni Network.