On Thursday, June 2, 2022, AOT hosted a graduation ceremony for students in the Los Angeles cohort who successfully completed the Tech Flex Leaders program. Parents, AOT staff, and community members were in attendance as our graduates presented their final projects and were awarded plaques for their commitment and hard work.
The Tech Flex Leaders (TFL) Program is an immersive out-of-school time program for juniors and seniors enrolled in a Los Angeles high school. This program engages students interested in technology through:
For the 2021 TFL Fall semester, students learned how to code through web development, mastering HTML, CSS, and Bootstrap. As a final project, students were placed in teams of 2-4 and provided a mock small business client brief, along with mini lessons about being a technology consultant and pitching/presenting an idea or project. Students then developed a website according to their mock small business client brief and each TFL cohort had its own preliminary competition to advance one team to compete in the Demo Day Competition. The five teams that advanced to the Demo Day Competition demoed their projects and the top three teams were chosen by tech executive judges.
In the second semester, students chose a tech track to pursue such as advanced web development, UX design, digital marketing, product management, or data science and gained an additional technology skillset they can leverage when pursuing future tech opportunities. During the graduation ceremony, students conducted their final presentations based on their tech track of choice.
See the pictures and summaries of the student presentations below. For more information on any of these presentations or to learn more about our programs, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.