iUrban Teen

STEM+CS+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+C+A education to youth of color ages 13 to 18. Youth receive hands-on exposure to a variety of careers that step them outside their current boundaries..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 participate in our programs and also youth with special needs.  iUrban Teen programs are now in Washington, Oregon, California, Texas and launching in New York in June 2016.


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



Upcoming Events

May 27, 2016
  • Automotive Tech Day at Jaguar Land Rover
    May 27, 2016
    10:00 am - 1:00 pm

    Location: Jaguar Land Rover, 1419 NW 14th Ave, Portland, OR 97209, USA


    Limited to 25 Teens. Lunch Provided - Must Register to attend: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/iurban-teen-automotive-tech-jaguar-land-rover-tickets-25677573313

June 4, 2016
  • Math & 3D Printing - Maker Math
    June 4, 2016
    9:00 am - 12:00 pm

    Location: Portland Community College SE Campus, 2305 SE 82nd Ave, Portland, OR 97216, USA


    Limited to 15 High School Students - Must register to attend: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/iurban-teen-math-3d-printing-math-manipulation-day-high-schoolers-only-tickets-25676037720

June 11, 2016
  • Environmental STEM Day - Seattle
    June 11, 2016
    1:00 pm - 3:30 pm

    Location: King County Brightwater Treatment Plant


    Limited to 30 Teens - Snacks Provided - Must register to attend: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/iurban-teen-environmental-engineering-day-at-brightwater-tickets-25639476364

June 24, 2016
  • Environmental STEM Day - Portland
    June 24, 2016
    10:00 am - 1:00 pm

    Location: Columbia Wastewater Treatment Plant


    Limited to 30 Teens - Lunch Provided. Must register to attend: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/iurban-teen-environmental-engineering-day-columbia-boulevard-treatment-plant-tickets-25639946771


OPB Feature – iUrban Teen Special Effects Day

Portland Teens Meet The Artist Behind Grimm’s Monsters

Dozens of children and teens gathered at the Art Institute of Portland this weekend to learn about the craft of animation and special effects. The event was was put on by IUrban Teen, which exposes youth of color to career paths in science, technology, engineering, math, and the arts. Click here for article

iUrban Teen at Workday

Just this past weekend, more than 50 youths participated in a day of workshops on Workday’s campus (see photo above) to learn about careers in the STEM and Arts fields. The event was hosted by The Talented TENTH, Workday’s employee group focused on inspiring African American communities about careers in software and technology, in partnership with iUrban Teen, an organization whose goal is to bring STEM and Arts education to minority teenagers.

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Microsoft and iUrban Teen spark interest in STEM jobs for kids of all backgrounds

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Microsoft and iUrban Teen spark interest in STEM jobs for kids of all backgrounds


Alexia Franklin, 16, wants to fight cybercrime. Samuel Goode, 13, wants to use technology to reduce child poverty. Ceon Duncan-Graves wants to make life easier with 3D-printed things. What kind of things?

“Maybe teleportation,” said Ceon, a 13-year-old eighth-grader from Illahee Middle School in Federal Way, south of Seattle. “That would be cool.”

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Mt. Hood Community College teams up with iUrbanTeen on iCode Class


Mt.HoodCommunityCollegeLogoGetting teens interested in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) – related classes can be difficult, especially so for teens who lack access to vital pieces of technology, such as to computers or the internet. Since 2011, iUrban Teen, a national non-profit organization, has enrolled low-income minority teens in an effort to engage them in STEM programs through a hands-on approach.

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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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