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A Lesson In Empowering Young Black Men

It only took about 20 minutes of watching “Last Chance U” before it hit me: educating young men who aspire to play football and training boys and young men of color to pursue technology pathways are one and the same in many. The men in this Netflix original documentary are not just college-age student athletes in East Mississippi, these are our Hidden Geniuses. Strong, fast, intelligent, and gregarious as they are, they demonstrate the same highs, lows, hope, promise, and pitfalls we see daily in the adolescents developing technology skills with The Hidden Genius Project.
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