What can a logo on a car accomplish?
We gave our coveted spot on the McLaren Formula 1 cars at the 2022 United States Grand Prix to the transformational nonprofit, The Hidden Genius Project.
Meet Three Geniuses
The Hidden Genius Project trains and mentors Black male youth in technology creation, entrepreneurship, and leadership skills to transform their lives and communities.
OAK7 Hidden Genius Alum
Growing up in East Oakland, Hesten wanted to be part of The Hidden Genius Project from the time he wrote his first code in middle school. Winner of numerous debate awards, he also practices Taekwondo, and is a pilot in training.
RICH5 Hidden Genius Alum
For Brendan, math concepts and theories just click. His passion is to have a career in electrical engineering. He is a student body leader in his high school where he’s working on a project to create a resource area in his school for video editing and 3D printing.
Genius Fellow Educator, OAK3
Described as a self-taught technological spirit, always skating with an unbridled joy about learning new things, Paris has been with The Hidden Genius Project since 2015 and helps teach youth at the West Oakland Youth Center.
The Hidden Genius Project student outcomes
Students served since 2012 (across all programs globally)
Geniuses served in the 15-month Intensive Immersion Program
Youth of color served in the Catalyst and Community Partnership Programs
Student retention for all intensive immersion Program Geniuses
High school graduation Geniuses eligible to graduate from high school
Post-secondary education of age Geniuses that have graduated from high school
Based in Oakland, CA, The Hidden Genius Project has been mentoring Black male talent and youth of color for a decade. With program sites in Oakland, Richmond, Los Angeles, and Detroit, the organization has plans to expand to two additional locations in the U.S. next year.
Help us support The Hidden Genius Project with a donation today.
We hope this opportunity to collaborate with Smartsheet and McLaren signals to Black youth and young people of color around the world that we belong wherever our dreams can take us.
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