The Sprout Fellowship is a 10-week program designed to increase the retention of ColorStack members in Computer Science programs across the country by equipping them with the community, knowledge, and resources to pursue the major with confidence.
<aside> 💡 To sprout is to spring up or grow.
In short, you are a student that wants to graduate with a degree in Computer Science, but you don’t believe you are currently best positioned to do so. The ideal participant fits one of the following descriptions.
<aside> 😨 Interested in pursuing Computer Science, but are too intimidated to start
<aside> 😩 Started the Computer Science curriculum, but are seriously considering changing your major
<aside> 🥴 Current Computer Science student, but feel like you're just barely getting by
This program will run from the end of January until the end of March, 2021.
Each student will be assigned to a "squad" of 5-7 other students. Your squad will be the backbone of your experience by delivering accountability, support, and camaraderie to each squad-mate. You'll meet weekly to share goals, find ways to support each other, and generally just hangout.
Each student will be matched with an mentor from one of our sponsor companies. We will provide clear guidelines for your relationship with your mentor including how frequently you should meet and how to maximize the relationship.
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We fundamentally believe that Black, Latinx, and Native American students aren't uninterested in Computer Science. The problem is that in many cases you're unequipped to succeed from day one.
By running this program we believe we can unlock the next 10,000 CS graduates that would have ended up pursuing another incompatible career path if not for us.