Genius Labs @GMCC

Tech Teens

 

We believe every young person
has the capacity for “genius.”

Genius Labs @GMCC Tech Teens is a Saturday out-of-school experience that focuses on the development of digital technology skills through hands-on, challenge-based activities that foster creativity, independence, critical thinking, and self-awareness. The goal of Tech Teens is to spark an interest in technology, expose students to the many areas of the tech field, and position them for careers in technology or those that require use of technology.

Our student-centered laboratory is designed by a collaborative team of experienced educators. The core beliefs driving the iterative design process are:

  • Every young person has the capacity for genius
  • All youth deserve access to high-quality educational methods and the latest technologies
  • Health and well-being of the whole child (mental, physical, spiritual, intellectual) are critical to fostering healthy youth development

Fall 2021 Info

Completed COVID-19 vaccination required

Learning technologies +
career 
preparation

Open to high school
students ages 16-17

Students:

Eligible youth must be high school students, 16-17 years old in the 2021-2022 school year. Admissions will be determined on a case-by-case basis with a focus on equity and prioritizing students who are excited about learning and motivated to gain new skills.

Schedule:

Saturdays, 2:00 – 6:00 PM
October 9th- December 18th, 2021
*There will be no programming the week of November 22nd.

Studios will consist of a mix of learning technologies instruction and training sessions followed by independent or group time to practice skills, work on projects, explore, and create.

Tech Teens will focus on three core areas:
-Learning Technologies
-Career Preparation
-Soft Skills Training

Additional Information:

All participants, staff, and family members who enter our building will be required to provide proof of FULL vaccination status.

-Youth and guardians will be required to sign an agreement stating that youth will commit to attending every scheduled session of their assigned cohort, except for circumstances of emergencies and illness

How to apply:

To apply to Genius Labs @GMCC Tech Teens, Students should complete the online application and submit a 2-minute video covering the following topics:

1. Why are you interested in Tech Teens?
2.
How does technology show up in your life?
3. What is your favorite “technology” and why?

Questions? Contact Megan Young at 612-276-1548 or myoung@gmcc.org