About This Cause
Geeking Out Kids of Color teaches computer science to kids through a cultural, gender, and racial justice lens. We engage BIPOC youth and allies with free and fun STEM enrichment, led by BIPOC educators. Your support allows young people to develop a positive attitude and see themselves as successful in STEAM by learning how to code, build robots, create AI models, and build new technology in GOKiC’s critical race, social-emotional learning decolonized curriculum approach.
We believe that by empowering kids of color with an education in computer science, they will be able to use technology to impact their communities positively. Our programs are free for our youth, and your support will help retain this fee model.
Elementary School | Middle School | High School | College
Current Programs at Geeking Out Kids of Color
3RD - 12TH GRADE ENRICHMENT:
GOKiC was founded in 2016 by bringing culturally relevant STEM enrichment for BIPOC students in the South King County area.
-Washington: Seattle, Kent, Burien, Vashon Island
-Where should GOKiC go next?
WOC IN TECH:
Women Of Color in Tech is a program in our organization that focuses on creating new tech curriculum made by Women of Color in tech for our young Girls of Color while offering mentorship and community building. Learn more at www.wocin.tech
-Where should GOKiC-WOC go next?
The Collective Youth program is born from college student voices and further supports the career exploration and goals of BIPOC students from multiple institutions through mentorship, professional development, and ongoing support. CY connects students with tech professionals in events like Career Panels, 1:1 mentorship, mock interviews, etc. Learn more at www.collectiveyouth.tech/
-Where should GOKiC-CY go next?
ALLY UP (Official launch coming Summer 2021)
AllyUp is an Allyship app that provides ongoing education and allows you to evaluate and implement your learnings to support BIPOC communities better. Ask us about pricing rates for groups and individuals.
-Daily reflections to spark critical thinking
-Weekly readings to deconstruct racism and systemic inequities
-Weekly suggestions to take action and to reflect on your learning
-Deep dive into weekly readings with resources for in-depth understanding
-Long-term guided learning to effectively support our BIPOC communities
AllyUp began due to demand during the tragic events of 2020 surrounding the death of George Floyd. We saw an enormous outpouring of support for Black Lives Matter and overwhelming questions around effective allyship. People wanted things to change, but many felt they didn't know enough about the topic. While it is vital to educate allies on the issues, the burden should not be on People of Color. So the founders and supporters of GOKiC began brainstorming how technology can help with continuous, actionable, accessible learning and partnered with volunteers during a three-day hackathon event. Learn more at www.allyup.app/
OTHER WAYS TO GET INVOLVED:
Geeking Out Kids of Color is a BIPOC lead organization, and our non-profit organization is a collaborative effort and centered around building community. We’d love to hear more about you. Let’s collaborate!
Subscribe to our newsletter: https://mailchi.mp/gokic/subscribe
Join our student interest list for GOKiC programs (3rd grade & up): https://mailchi.mp/gokic/programs
Join our volunteer interest list: https://mailchi.mp/gokic/get-involved
*If you are interested in volunteering, take the time to fill out the volunteer interest survey. All backgrounds are encouraged to sign up for our remote, in-person, long-term, and micro-volunteering needs. Also, check out our current Volunteer Opportunities and Projects on Benevity.
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for group volunteer opportunities, and we’d love to collaborate with your group.
Some of the skills we seek to partner with for projects:
Race or Gender Theory
Event Planning (Aug/Nov)
Mobile App Development
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