This program is only available to SCLA graduates. Interested? Send an email to



The Summer Coding Leadership Academy (SCLA) is an immersive 10-week experience where young men of color develop as technology leaders. Inner city students partake in experiential learning, receive mentoring and instruction to develop Leadership Skills, Computer Science Skills, Design Thinking Skills, and Entrepreneurial/Project Management Skills.

Through experiential learning, coaching & instruction, and mentorship, our TXTers use theskills gained throughout the summer to create a product/application that meets a social need or a demand in the marketplace. The culmination of the Summer Coding Leadership Academyis the Annual South Los Angeles Demo Day. On Demo Day, TXTers are enthused to showcase the skills that they have acquired, and the digital manifestations of those skills through the minimal viable products(M.V.P) they have built. A panel of judges reviews the Demo Day teams and determines 1st, 2nd and 3rd place.

Eligibility: Boys currently enrolled in 9th or 10th grade.

Important Dates:

  • Priority Deadline February 16th, 2019
  • Regular Deadline March 16th, 2019
  • Orientation May 18th, 2019
  • Program Dates: May 25th, June 1st, June 8th, June 13th –August 4th

*Dates subject to change

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Take your skills to the next level

TXT’s SEAL program expands on the topics learned during SCLA in order for students to become master full-stack developers. We emphasize deep learning in key concepts such as debugging, algorithms, loops, functions, and databases. By the end of the SEALs program, students are able to develop their own web or mobile application. Students also learn to collaborate on projects using Git. Students who take the SEAL program consistently do extremely well in their first JAVA classes in college.