Building the Black Educator Pipeline

Technology Mentorship, Entrepreneurship and 'Hidden Genius' (ft. Brandon Nicholson)

Episode Summary

Brandon Nicholson, CEO of The Hidden Genius Project, joins BTBEP to talk about the impact of technology, entrepreneurship, and mentorship on Black boys.

Episode Notes

Brandon Nicholson, CEO of The Hidden Genius Project, joins host Shayna Terrell to talk about reaching Black boys through mentorship, entrepreneurship, and technology. 

The Hidden Genius Project, a national nonprofit organization, was founded in Oakland 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.

In this episode, Brandon breaks down his own journey, the importance of introducing black kids to the mostly white-dominated technology space, and shares success stories from the Hidden Genius Project.