Project: Tech Hustle
Leads: Kayla DesPortes and John Chandler
Tech Hustle is a project to build upon indications from earlier project that many low-income African American high school students maybe more willing and able to engage in computer education when it was authentic work environments. The high school students in this previous work exhibited pride and excitement in being responsible workers, making their own money, and used work as a way to justify time spent on learning computer science and other more academic pursuits. We are researching programs to help young people set up their own side businesses (side hustles) providing tech support, web development, and computational and physical prototyping.