This coming August, Mission Transformation will join Microsoft to host a coding camp specifically for young Black boys. The virtual workshop, which will run for a whole week, will teach the students intermediate coding skills and will serve as a springboard for students interested in working in the STEM field.
The program will be led by a Microsoft representative and will teach a cohort of 15–20 students about the world of coding. The seminars will include learning how to code your own arcade games or design a space explorer.
Created in 2015, Mission Transformation was developed by its CEO, Julius Bayone, to provide a healthy environment for young boys to become influenced by the work introduced to them at a young age. According to the org's website, each year the program selects a group of new boys ages 9–13 to join the current program. Although they remain an official mentee of the program until 18, the Mission Transformation connections remain.
Mission Transformation's Black Boy Joy Coding Program will run August 9–13. To apply, visit their website, www.missiontr.org/stemapplication.