TechPrep was designed to expose underserved minorities to the field of computer programming and additionally, introduce a variety of computer science and technology careers. The pilot program was launched in Atlanta, Chicago, Miami, and Houston with a vision to reach both youth and adults at different critical touch points and give them the tools they need to pursue programming as a potential career.
The TechPrep pilot program exceeded expectations as a resource to build a base of racially and ethnically diverse learners interested in knowing more about STEM opportunities. The most benefited groups were students and parents in underserved communities, where technological opportunities are scarce or not necessarily as visible. Having all the potential resources located in one, easy-to-access modality made it a win for those audiences.
Yardstick cultivated targeted partnerships with key individuals and organizations, offering a custom curriculum that could either be embedded in current programs or act as a stand-alone, depending on audience and event-hosting needs. Furthermore, Yardstick managed the outreach process from creation to implementation and provided D&I strategy support to partners and the TechPrep team.
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