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Locationc/o Renaissance Entrepreneurship Center1325-B Evans AvenueSan Francisco, CA 94124 United States
The award-winning BOOM apprenticeship plants seeds for technical literacy, invention and resourcefulness. We’re on a mission to propel disadvantaged teens into prosperous futures as homegrown engineers, entrepreneurs, and tradespeople. We work with teens at-risk for guns, violence, dangerous drugs, criminal activity, prison, and truancy.
Our transformative curriculum is designed to introduce our apprentices to electronics, soldering, woodworking, metalworking, RF, and embedded systems. In the future, we will engage apprentices in building and marketing a real-world hardware tech product, designed by competent engineers. Youth graduates will become eligible to join our youth hardware incubator, to develop their own hardware products.
The BOOM has been featured in Electronic Engineering Journal, Make Magazine, and other journals. Partners include Engineers Without Borders. We completed an Autodesk Residency.