69 | Equipping, Empowering, & Inspiring Kids in Tech | with Olu Ibrahim

Our guest and our host have something in common this week: they both started exploring technology and the world of STEM after their parents brought home a Gateway 2000 PC! It really can’t be understated how impactful just being exposed to the idea of new technology — and being encouraged to play with it — can change what you think is possible with your life.

That’s why Olu Ibrahim created Kids in Tech, a nonprofit that strives to excite, educate, and empower children to acquire skills and confidence in technology through interactive after school programs. Their programs focus on helping kids develop the necessary tech skills and aptitudes to participate in and be future leaders of the 21st-century innovation economy.

We unbox:

  • How awesome Gateway 2000s are
  • Learning through play
  • Engaging kids in STEM
  • Taking the seemingly abstract and making it feel real and tangible for a child
  • How we can create more STEM opportunities for children — and faster than we are now
  • School needs to fundamentally change
  • Moving beyond putting band-aids on the education system