Urban TXT: Teens Exploring Technology

About Urban TXT: Teens Exploring Technology

TXT: Teens Exploring Technology is an award winning, nationally recognized technology-based start‐up non-profit organization that focuses on inspiring underserved boys, grades 9th-10th to become confident leaders using technology as a tool to improve marginalized communities. Our focus is to develop young men of color into tech leaders through skills in leadership, entrepreneurship, UI/UX design and code. Teens develop a tech business that focuses on solving a social problem in underrepresented communities during SCLA. The White House, City of Los Angeles, Google, Mashable, Re/code, and Inc. Magazine have recognized TXT as an innovative organization.

Urban TXT: Teens Exploring Technology is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. EIN: 84-2923733



June 2022 - August 2022 Atlanta, GA
“I really enjoyed the program, its values, its mission, and what they were trying to change. The overall sentiment of empowerment within the cohort to use technology to better the young boys' lives spoke to me. I found it inspiring hearing the different paths these young men came from and how they ended up in this year's cohort. Firstly, this program heavily benefitted me, both personally and in my career path. I picked up and improved upon many technical, business, presentation, personal, and other skills. There are so many skills I improved upon that it would be hard to list them all here. I learned everything from deploying a website to presenting professionally. I also saw how this program tremendously helped the boys I was working with. To Sergio, Ralph, and Junior, you three have made my summer one of the best summers I've had. And to my three boys who dropped, I still cherish that time that I had with you all. I really, truly believe that this program has encouraged each and every one of you to go out and pursue your passions.”


June 2023 - September 2023 Los Angeles, CA
“I personally enjoyed and appreciated the opportunity to work so closely with members of my community who simply put smiles on my face everyday. Youth in South Central LA are in need of programs like these who will expose them to the vast amount of resources and opportunities available to them. It was inspiring to work alongside youth and simultaneously explore the world of entrepreneurship and technology with them. I feel that even as a coach I got so many benefits and professional development opportunities, such as receiving our own mentors. I also loved the opportunity to go to Riot Games on a weekly basis as it taught me much about the game development and technology industry. Overall, this experience was so rewarding and inspiring.”
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