Alan November explains how he would use the first five days of school to lay the groundwork for a year of learning that goes far beyond the test.
Hidden Genius Project
Students are “hacking” problems important to their everyday experience, like developing a simple app for women who feel harassed on the street.
For low-income and disenfranchised youth, learning to code might lead to a lucrative career in an industry that’s both booming and lacking in diversity. That’s the idea behind Oakland’s Hidden Genius Project, a two-year program that offers black high school students a variety of tech classes and pairs them with mentors. Kalimah Priforce, a tech entrepreneur and head mentor at the projects wants to see black and Latino kids move from being consumers of technology to being producers — and he wants to see that diversity reflected in high tech products.