iUrban Teen

STEM+Arts = The Future of Technology

Our Mission – To expose and inspire male youth of color to become tomorrow’s technology leaders.

iUrban Teen is a nationally recognized program focused on bringing STEM+Arts education to male youth of color ages 13 to 18. Through interactive summits, STEM industry tours and on-going specialized training’s, iUrban youth receive hands-on exposure to a variety of STEM+Arts careers to step outside their current boundaries..

OUR GOALS

  • Increase awareness and knowledge of STEM+Arts careers and training.
  • Provide mentoring and internship opportunities for our iUrban Teen youth in STEM+Arts industries.
  • Create a collaborative learning model for youth to continue to use in various surroundings.
  • Create a personal development plan in an interactive environment.

Our target demographics are African American, Latino and Native American males, however, the program is inclusive of all youth who fall within the Non-Traditional STEM learners category.  We have almost equal parity of girls that attend the summits.

 

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Upcoming Events

iSTEM Tour @ Boeing
July 10, 2015
10:00 am -  1:30 pm
Location:Boeing Renton, 98057, 616 Perimeter Road West, Renton, WA 98057, United States
Come join us on the Boeing iSTEM Tour - you will tour two of their labs and have some hands on activities. Must register to attend: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/istem-tour-boeing-tickets-17389699058
iUrban Teen's Urban Spark Weekend
August 1, 2015
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Location:Puppet Labs, 308 Southwest 2nd Avenue, Portland, OR 97204, United States
Description: Full day of creating a video game installment. Free to attend and lunch is provided..
Must register to attend:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/urban-spark-weekend-hackathon-pdx-an-iurban-teen-event-tickets-17127992286
It's all in the Beat - Music, Math & Tech
August 22, 2015
10:00 am - 1:30 pm
Location:Portland Community College - Cascade Campus, 705 North Killingsworth Street, Portland, OR 97217, United States
Description: Nine Week Music Program designed to discover math concepts while creating a beat. Must register to participate: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/iurban-teen-music-math-technology-tickets-17142036292

Recognition

iUrban Teen Featured in INC Magazine

INC Mag5 Organizations Building the Diverse Tech Pipeline OUTSIDE of Silicon Valley

These five organizations are digging deeper to discover exciting tech talent outside the Valley.

Metropolitan areas like New YorkChicago and Atlanta offer companies a diverse pool of talent, However, it can be a challenge for companies to sort through the “showcases”, the large number of events that have popped up around diversifying tech, to reach the organizations that actually develop diverse tech talent. Here are five organizations building and nurturing the tech pipeline outside of Silicon Valley. At digitalundivided, a platform excelling at creating urban tech entrepreneurs with scalable, investable businesses, we’ve had the pleasure of working with each of these organizations and witnessed first hand their impact on building the pipeline.
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Black Enterprise Magazine Innovator of the Week

black-enterpriseBlack Enterprises acknowledges the iUrban Teen Founder as Innovator of the Week for the iUrban Teen Program and it’s mission.

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2013 Rockefeller Innovation Award Finalist

rockefellerEvery year the Rockefeller Foundation awards to innovative organizations doing great work for social causes. The iUrban Teen program was one of the finalists for this award in 2013.

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