Operation Innovate received a $50,000 grant to begin implementation of a Digital Badge Bootcamp for its students.
Purchased equipment, memberships, resources, and technology required to run 3 digital badge programs.
Secured partnership with Uber to provide free and discounted rides for students.
Set up enrollment process and began recruitment for teachers and students.
Opened enrollment process and recruited teachers.
Three teachers were hired, and two companies were incubated for potential internships after program completion.
15 participants entered the boot camp and 7 completed all programs.
4 companies incubated were willing to provide externships/internships for graduates of the bootcamp.
# of School Districts Served
# of Students Reached (Digital Badge Bootcamp only)
# of New Externship/Internship Opportunities Leveraged
# of Youth Females of Color Served Directly
# of New Jobs Created (teaching staff)
Operation Innovate’s website (digitalbadgecamp.com) showcases the work done by the students throughout the program. One of the highlights of the program is the level of engagement from their female students who are typically underrepresented. One student even has a mock-up of an app to watch movies with friends that she is working on.