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TXT Fellowship Summer 2021

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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 at‐risk teens, grades 9 th - 11 th 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, ent repreneurship, UX design and code. During the summer, we partner with the University of Southern California (USC) to immerse the youth into our lean start - up Summer Coding Leadership Academy (SCLA). Teens develop a tech business that focus on solving a soc ial 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.

Tech StartUp Fellowship

The Fellows are a vital element to the success of our Summer Coding Leadership Academy. As a fellow you will become a tech entrepreneur and help inspire the next generation of Black and Latino tech entrepreneurs. You will coach teens in solving critical social issues while developing a tech solution. You will have the opportunity to manage a teen tech‐start up and help your team pitch to investors, for a grand prize of $4000. All fellows will have the opportunity to learn from top entrepreneurs, investors, and tech mentors. Our fellows will be mentored by professionals from Google, Tinder, Snapchat, and other tech companies . We are looking for self-motivated individuals who are willing to learn in a fast-paced environment. Bottom line, we need hustlers, quick learners with the eagerness to change the world. Fellows must have a passion for mentoring high school students and positively impacting their lives.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Identify, Plan, and Achieve youth development goals for a team of 4 youth
  • Motivate TXT participants by building an innovative tech community
  • Manage team project priorities, deadlines, and deliverables with your technical expertise
  • Connect and build relationships with gurus from top tech startups
  • Work in multiple teams and take on tasks as needed
  • Respond effectively to the daily problems that arise, often with creative solutions

Minimum Qualifications

  • Undergraduate student at a 4-year university majoring in computer science, business, social sciences, or similar fields
  • No experience is required, but the ability to learn fast is a must

Desired Qualifications

  • Excellent organization skills and a self-starter
  • Interest in coding, innovation and development with technology
  • Demonstrated ability to work well in a fast-paced environment
  • Excellent communication skills and high emotional intelligence
  • Willingness to inspire Black and Latino boys to change the world of injustice


Fellow Should be able to attend:

  • Mandatory Orientation: March 2021
  • Monthly Mandatory 2 Hour Long Trainings: Saturday, March - May 2021
  • Week Long Retreat: June 14 - June 18, 2021
  • Program Date: Mondays - Friday June 14, 2021 - August 13, 2021
  • Where: via Zoom