Google just took a $1 million step towards helping to promote diversity in STEM education among young black males.
The tech giant recently announced that they would provide a $1 million grant to non-profit organization The Hidden Genius Project, which towards increasing the numbers of young black males in the Tech game.
The Hidden Genius, an Oakland-based organization, mentors young black males and helps to provide them with essential skills needed to pursue futures in computer science and technology. With the grant, the group plans on expanding to additional cities, training more staff, and continuing to inspire the future.
“This work builds on over $35 million in Google.org grants focused on providing opportunities for underrepresented students to become pioneers of technology, and we’re excited to see how The Hidden Genius Project uses this new grant,” Justin Steele, Google.org Principal in San Francisco commented in a statement. “While we don’t expect all students to pursue a career in tech, we know the skills they learn will serve them well no matter what job ignites their passion.”
Congratulations to the hard-working individuals of The Hidden Genius and their students. We cannot wait to see what the future holds for them all in the world of technology!