The Hidden Genius is a program that introduces traditionally marginalized young students of color to the field of technology. Numerous studies have shown that exposing young people of color to STEM fields helps propel them into underrepresented fields that currently lacking diversity. The program uses a social-emotional learning lens that helps youth develop self-management skills and encourages responsible decision making.
Many of our students have never been exposed to this level of technology, throughout our program we help unlock their hidden genius abilities and creativity. We invite BIPOC tech industry experts and leaders from local companies such as Slalom, Expedia and Microsoft as guest speakers and mentors. We want our students to know that they too can create or be a part of innovate disruptive technologies that change the world.
We’ve served over 100 students in our coding programs since inception. Many of our graduates have went on to major or specialize in numerous STEM fields. Some of our graduates now attend local universities such as University of Washington, Washington State University, Western and Central Washington University. There is a Hidden Genius in every child. Let us unlock it.