We began laying the groundwork for Future Genius back in 2013 with the founding of Young Hacks Academy. Our goal? To introduce kids to computer science in a fun and meaningful way. Young Hacks brought together students of all backgrounds—beginners and experienced coders alike—to create video games, while also addressing the critical issues that impact our communities. Between 2013 and 2019, Young Hacks Academy hosted more than one hundred and seventy camps across eight states.
In 2020, we took all we’d learned from those precious seven years and formed Future Genius, Inc., a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to providing affordable summer and afterschool enrichment. We expanded our focus on environmental and entrepreneurial literacy, 21st century sustainability and stewardship, modeling our curricula in concert with the United Nations Global Goals for Sustainable Development. Our programs activate middle school youth to become agents of change—regardless of family income. Kids emerge as dedicated problem solvers energized to transform the world they live in.