OAKLAND, CALIFORNIA --- Special thanks to Oakland's Hack The Hood for selecting our organization to participate in 2017 Summer Build Program! Not only did the Onyx Scholars Program receive a complimentary website, we also helped a young developer launch a career.
This summer we worked with Steven Palomares, who is a proud Oakland native that is making great strives at UC Davis majoring in Biotechnology.
Palomares is multi-talented, focused and articulate; during the last few weeks he has unquestionably showcased great leadership qualities.
Additionally, I wouldn't be surprised if I saw this young man on the front cover of WIRED, Fast Company, Entrepreneur or any other notable technology magazines.
We, the Onyx Scholars Program are so proud to play a key role in the development of our future STEM leaders.
In June, we partnered with the Bay Street Apple Store to provided a three-day codeathon for inner-city youth from the San Francisco Bay Area.
After witnessing the brilliance of Palomares web design expertise, we wanted to create more space and opportunity for youth of color, especially in the STEM fields.
Steven, thanks for being a great example to many young Oaklanders! During our summer consultations, you made us realize that investing in the future is investing in our youth!
MORAL OF THE STORY: " The U.S. needs 1 million more STEM professionals over the next decade than it is projected to produce at the current rate."
- The National + Math Science Initiative
Written By: Maiya Newsome-Edgerly