The Hidden Genius Project Seeks Applicants!
APPLY ONLINE by MARCH 10th
The Hidden Genius Project trains and mentors black male youth in technology creation, entrepreneurship, and leadership skills to transform their lives and communities.
The Hidden Genius Project was founded in 2012 by five black entrepreneurs/technologists who seek to close the gap between high unemployment rates of black male youth and a plethora of career opportunities within the local technology sector. To address this challenge, the founders established a program to connect young black males with the skills, mentors and experiences that they need to become high-performing entrepreneurs and technologists in the global 21st century economy.
They are currently seeking applicants for their Immersion Program. This program is open to incoming 9th-11th grade black male youth. It is a highly rigorous program and requires a commitment of at least 15 months. A typical cohort cycle begins with a seven-week summer (40 hours per week), continues with weekly after-school programming at least one weekend day throughout the school year, and culminates in one more full seven-week summer session. After that period, students may opt to continue programming to further their skills and/or projects.
The cost of the program is free for accepted applicants. This includes computers if kids do not have their own.