We are currently recruiting thirty-six high school boys here in the greater Portland area for our fall session, running Sep 13 – Nov 15 2014.

Tuition is only $195 for the ten-week session.  Scholarships are available based upon need.

Our method is to build amazing technical projects while challenging teens to work alongside us. We train them to produce world class results on industry leading tools, and empower them to teach their peers to do the same.

In addition to maintaining their tasks relative to the group project, each cadet is also required to pursue a rigorous self development track. This track is developed in conjunction with BT staff, parents, and an advisor/mentor. While track customization is allowed, cadets are initially required to focus equally on mathematics and software development (coding).

Project work is done both online and in real space. Cadets and staff utilize a varied toolset to accomplish tasks and stay connected on-and-offline. Daily interactions are required in the online workspace, but there are also several mandatory in-person appearances throughout the month — a hybrid approach that mirrors global corporate practices of a distributed workforce.

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  1. Patricia Montgomery on October 16, 2014 at 1:47 pm

    This sounds like a very exciting and worthwhile venture. I would be interested in knowing more about it.
    Who do you have working with you as staff, Jomo?

    • Jomo Greenidge on October 30, 2014 at 6:00 am

      I’ve got my brother Jelani, David Walker, Ime Etuk, and Elijah Hasan ready and willing participants. They volunteer from time to time, and teach specific topics – filmmaking, etc. I also have a couple developers that are not local that can help with mentoring.

      Truth is, we’re just hampered by the lack of funding. I’m working on that now.

  2. Tom Haldorsen on May 28, 2017 at 3:28 pm

    I read the article in Portland Business Journal about the 6 month Treehouse TechDegree collaboration with Boys and Girls Club and Jomo Greenridge. I have a 14 year old (9th grader) who is interested in getting some programming skills. He is entering School of Science and Technology this fall as the only black male student and is very excited about programming and technology. Would he qualify for your program and do you have access to tutoring for programming.
    Thanks Tom

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