Summer Coding Leadership Academy (SCLA)

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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 the skills 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 Academy is 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: Febuary 14th, 2020
  • Regular Deadline: March 13th, 2020
  • Orientation: May 16th, 2020
  • Program Dates: June 13th - August 8th

*Dates subject to change

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