Technical Education Program – Starting Spring 2023
We empower BIPOC youth with technical education. We also help them generate social capital. The UPLIFT Foundation’s program is a gateway to success in STEM fields.
We do this through Software Engineering.
Our weekly after-school program prepares high school seniors for college-level Computer Science programs. We also equip them with skills for their future careers.
Technical Training Program
Designed for high school seniors, this software engineering program offers practical skills training, weekly sessions, and practice for the real-world workforce. Each student receives a laptop, software, and hands-on training in software development.
Social Capital Program
Moreover, our Social Capital Program includes workshops on personal finance, career development, mental health, housing and renting, time management, communication, and healthy relationships. As a result, students are well-prepared for a successful transition into adulthood.
The UPLIFT Foundation has helped empower Black and Latinx students in Salem. Additionally, we provide these students with the skills and opportunities needed to thrive in technical fields.
For instance, our Executive Director has coached 32 students who have interned at global Fortune 500 companies.
Remarkably, our college admissions rate for all students is still currently 100%.
Our program meets virtually for 1 hour per week and 2 hours on Saturday.
Importantly, we work as a team to find the best schedule for everyone.
We adapt as needed to meet students’ busy high school schedules.
Each cohort works together to build their own engineering projects.
While some build video games, others create animatronics or even stores.
In essence, everyone contributes, learns, and succeeds.
Below are some sample projects for your reference: