Bold Idea develops critical thinkers, problem solvers and effective communicators who are proficient in core technology skills – from coding to computational thinking.

Bold Idea is an education non-profit organization that helps north Texas students discover computer science and prepare for careers in technology and engineering. Students learn computer science and 21st century skills with hands-on computing projects and supportive mentors. Through our corporate and community partnerships, we are creating more equitable access to computer science education.


Attend Demo Day Fall 2018

Saturday, Dec. 15, 2018, 1:30 - 3:30pm
Microsoft, Irving, TX

Demo Day is our major event for the ideaSpark computer science mentoring program for students ages 11 to 15. While gaining valuable public speaking experience, students have an opportunity to share their creative technology projects with family and the community.

Spring 2019

Register a Student


The spring 2019 semester kicks off on February 2 for students in 4th - 10th grades. Our ideaSpark and Creative Computing programs combine hands-on learning in computer science and mentoring from tech industry professionals.
>> Learn about our programs

Apply to Mentor


Mentors develop positive, encouraging relationships with students at Bold Idea program sites and serve as role models to support students’ career aspirations in technology. Mentors challenge students to collaborate and to solve any problems they encounter.
>> Learn about mentoring


Help Dallas Students Discover Computer Science

Help us grow our impact in 2019. Please consider a contribution.

As engineers and computer programmers ourselves, we understand how support from a mentor and hands-on experience can build confidence in computer science. In 2018, Bold Idea mentored 150 young students, who created their own websites, 3D games and mobile apps. 



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