How It Works

The Realities we are ALL Facing…

• American students rank 25th in math and 21st in science, compared with students in 30 industrialized countries, and the Broad Foundation estimates $192 billion in lost income and taxes due to dropouts each year.

• Only 15 % of US college students and Mathematics (STEM) areas compared to 50 % and higher overseas. Because of this,
the placement rate for Computer Science students can range upwards of 95% at leading universities.

• According to Afterschool Alliance, more than 25% of America’s school children are on their own after 3pm on school days.

The program model for 21CYP is based on closing the technological achievement gap for students who lack access to good resources; while at the same time, giving them marketable entrepreneurial skills to be used to join the global STEM workforce.

The 21st Century Youth Project (21CYP) selects low-income students in grades 5-12 and interjects the idea of spending more time on S.T.E.M. learning through means of real-life application. 21CYP is an after school model that’s broken into 4 x 13-week phases.

Phase 1: Immersion

Connect with fellow students, and business/program directors; get invaluable feedback that will share the rest of your summer

Phase 2: Concept Development

Work, and learn about building out your product while following a tailored curriculum from experienced professionals.

Phase 3: Business Course

Collaborate with directors to develop and practice your killer pitch for the Showcase.

Phase 4: Post-21CYP Access

The benefits continue after the program ends; as an alum you'll always have access to 21CYP's enrollment next year with resources and relationships.