Updated: Apr 2, 2020
Where I am from we weren't presented with many options. When there is a foundation with a lack of options you will find very unattractive tenants.....
Hope feeds optimism and allows you to have a positive state of mind. However, it is not uncommon for those that are from an underrepresented background or an underserved area to lack hope. We want to facilitate a space where their hope can grow; If they have no hope how will they dream?
Dreaming allows you to indulge an idea or aspiration, It fuels and elevates our ambition. Without the opportunity to dream we miss out on the possibility of the cure for cancer or the next technological advancement. We want to inspire their dreams by cultivating their creativity, we fuel their dreams by providing the knowledge, tools, and access to help them become a reality. Dreaming helps you navigate your options
Options lead to opportunities that allow for someone to take a different path. Without options, you lose hope; you cant dream; your world is small. The future is not one that you view with optimism. We want those that are from an underrepresented background or an underserved area to know and understand their options. Nothing is black and white you have options there is a choice.
So why did we start this program? Well, we all have many choices in our lives and many of those choices come down to two very simple options. 1. To ACT or 2. Not To ACT, I am a product of the underrepresented and underserved areas. I know first hand what it is like to have no options, no hope and to be unable to dream.
So I chose to ACT because my life could have turned out very differently. I am the students we aim to serve and I want them to know that they have a choice to listen to the options that will allow them to dream and restore the hope that they lost.
Teen Tech Titans' mission is to cultivate the curiosity of underrepresented youth by providing equitable access to support their wonder and knowledge in business and technology. We supply the structure and guidance to enhance learning, spread love and restore hope in the future for the children and young adults we serve. We build confidence in our constituents’ skills and ability to drive toward that future.
Creating generational changes that will support a new narrative of impact and importance of progressive representation in technology.
Community: We value our local communities’ capacity to create positive change, and we commit to the development of leaders who reflect our community’s diversity. We collaborate with other agencies complementing the existing resources available. We want to ensure that we are making the best impact on the community.
Inclusion: We value the beauty in every culture that is intrinsically diverse and awe-inspiring. We encourage our students to bring their whole, authentic self to our program. We foster humility and honesty in our communication standards.
Integrity: Our program upholds honest, transparent and ethical practices in communication, programming and interactions with students and the communities we operate in.
Empowerment: We are dedicated to empowering the next generation of leaders and the communities that support them. We aim to address the larger systemic issues by addressing the opportunity gap that exists for underrepresented individuals.
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