We're celebrating Black History Month by highlighting local organizations that are doing great things for the community. The Hidden Genius Project does exactly that! This Oakland based organization works with black youth and helps build their skills for a better future in the Bay and LA.
Their mission statement states:
The Hidden Genius Project trains and mentors Black male youth in technology creation, entrepreneurship, and leadership skills to transform their lives and communities.
They are now accepting applications for their 15-month Intensive Immersion Program through February 16th. Apply here!
The Hidden Genius Project was founded in 2012 by five Black male entrepreneurs/technologists who were unnerved by the dramatic juxtaposition between the high unemployment of Black male youth and the 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 a 21st century, global economy.
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