iUrbanTeen Provides Free Online Classes for Teens

Teens Stuck at Home Due to COVID-19 Can Learn Animation to Languages

Not-for-profit STEM+Arts education program iUrbanTeen is running its online learning series, MindStream, from Monday, March 23, 2020, to Friday, June 10, 2020 or perhaps longer. iUrbanTeen primarily built the content for its youth of color students in Seattle, Portland, Oakland, Los Angeles, Houston, and Dallas. However, the nationally recognized organization now invites all teens nationwide to attend free online classes on MindStream while they remain homebound due to COVID-19.

“School closures due to COVID-19 has turned life upside down not only for iUrban Teen’s youth of color but teens everywhere,” said iUrbanTeen founder, Deena Pierott. “We firmly believe that learning should never stop for anyone. It’s why we provide all teens stuck at home with the opportunity to continue learning in an interactive and engaging online experience. Our exclusive online learning series, MindStream, offers a wide variety of educational content, including animation, anthropology, entrepreneurship, science, languages like Spanish, French, or Arabic, and more. Best of all, our classes are free for everyone.”

Thanks to the generous support of corporate funders Nike, NWEA, Genentech, AT&T and Boeing, iUrbanTeen was able to develop its own online learning platform and provide unique classes and more exciting content to be added. iUrban Teen invites teens across the country to register at http://iutmindstream.eventbrite.com.

About iUrbanTeen – iUrbanTeen is a not-for-profit 501 (c)(3) nationally recognized program dedicated to bringing career focused education to underrepresented teens ages 13 to 18. Youth receive hands-on exposure to a variety of careers and civic engagement that step them outside of their current boundaries. Founder Deena Pierott has been recognized as a White House Champion of Change for Technology Inclusion. The program launched in 2011 and has served more than 8,500 youth. The program has been featured in INC Magazine as one of the top five organizations building the diverse talent pipeline in tech outside of Silicon Valley. For more information, visit http://iurbanteen.org/ or contact Deena Pierott at 360.747.7068.