Engineering Great Futures
What if your son could explore the mysteries of DNA science or molecular biology? Or learn how to create computer games? Or discover how to combat computer viruses?
Since 2010, Future Kings has been serving boys of color from economically challenged communities. We are a unique, year-long afterschool educational program that guides young men in grades 6-12 from underserved communities to explore exciting career opportunities in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). We have a targeted focus on cybersecurity, computer game design, biomedical sciences, and engineering. We are a not-for-profit, IRS approved 501(c)(3) organization.
We are “Creating Pipelines of Talent into Emerging Technologies”
What’s So Unique About Future Kings?
Our program is unique for 4 reasons:
- We teach college level STEM concepts at age appropriate levels. Students “deep dive” into the dynamic fields of DNA Sciences, Cybersecurity, Computer Game Design, and Custom Engineering.
- Every 2nd and 4th Saturday, our students meet on a college campus and are taught by experts in their fields. If your child is unable to attend class on campus, virtual classroom opportunities are available.
- Our participants not only learn advanced engineering concepts but also soft skills that will help them successfully gain employment in the 21st century.
- Participants can become a Certified Ethical Hacker (Cybersecurity), Autodesk Certified Professional (Custom Engineering), or Certified Unity Professional (Computer Game Design).
More than 1,000 students have already experienced the Future Kings adventure since 2010! Our goal by 2023 is to serve 3,000 students and deliver 200 or more STEM majors to colleges and universities each year.
Where Young Men Learn 21st Century Skills
America needs more engineers. According to Department of Education, the U.S. will need to add 1 million more STEM professionals by 2022. Though more Black and Hispanic males now attend college, most do not graduate with STEM degrees. Future Kings is truly working to close the engineering gap for African American and Hispanic men.
Future Kings wants to inspire the next Robert F. Smith or Tyler Perry.
What Our Students Have to Say
Cyber’s Future is a community-based cybersecurity education program designed for middle- and high-school students interested in protecting and defending against cybercrime. The program instills responsibility, ethical decision-making, confidence, emotional intelligence, and practical knowledge… LEARN MORE]
The basic elements of the Biomedical Sciences Program are advanced concepts in biomedicine and molecular biology taught in an age-appropriate manner. The program is designed to bring college level material to secondary students and is a collaborative effort with Northern Virginia Community College.
The program is led by Dr. Tshaka Cunningham of George Mason University and Dr. Vashti Bryant, the assistant dean of biology at Northern Virginia Community College, and includes exciting hands-on activities to more deeply involve students in the subject matter.…LEARN MORE
Students get hands-on experience with computer-aided-design software and devices used in computer-aided-manufacturing. They begin by learning to setup a 3-D printer… LEARN MORE
Computer Game Design
The Future Kings Computer Game Design concentration uses the Unity game development platform. Students gain advanced knowledge of the core concepts and principles for creating computer games. Students learn to create working game characters that can move and interact… LEARN MORE