Cyber Space Academy Program

Our two-year Cyber Space Academy Program prepares low-income high school students for a future in cybersecurity, including entry-level cybersecurity careers and/or pathways to two- or four-year college educations in a STEM field. We especially prioritize African American and Hispanic communities.

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Our program provides the following:

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Virtual reality cybersecurity games that are fun and engaging and give confidence to students as they learn cybersecurity material.

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Spark Mindset will with work with community partners and volunteers to provide internships and mentorship opportunities.

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Professional development for high school teachers which includes train-the-trainer training on our curriculum, PowerPoint slides, lesson plans, monthly webinars, and customer support to ensure they successful in the classroom.

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Increasing student engagement, improving graduation rates, and addressing a shortage of cybersecurity experts through our innovative program.

 
What excited and impressed me most was the way Spark Mindset jumped right from reflection to action in improving outcomes for kids.
— Kaitlin Karpinski, School Leader, Rooted Schoolin New Orleans