2015: A Year of Growth for Bold Idea

2015 has been a remarkable year for Bold Idea.

This time last year, our organization was just an idea to help a new generation learn how to build technology through code. Embodying the spirit of our mission statement, we spent most of 2015 building a team to make our own bold idea a reality. Support from our donors, partners, volunteers, family and friends this year has been invaluable. As the formative year of our organization, we needed people to not only believe in our mission statement but to also support and embody our values.

At Bold Idea, we are passionate about developing and empowering young minds toimpact their world together as builders of technology. That’s why our mentors work alongside them to develop their skills in coding, computer science, teamwork and problem solving. As a result, our most creative and passionate minds work as young coders today and become bold leaders tomorrow.

We strive to design programs that further this vision.

  • Our collaboration with AT&T and Girl Scouts of Northeast Texas in 2015 allowed us to pilot our first multi-day workshop with a focus on web development for social good – Geek for Good.
  • In January we launch a new Bold Idea program: ideaSpark, providing 1st-8th grade students education in computer science for community problem solving.

And we’re not doing it alone. Over 25 volunteers have signed on to mentor students and support program development. We also have support from tech companies like Bottle Rocket and VMware, community groups like the Frisco Parks & Recreation Department and Girl Scouts of Northeast Texas and university programs like UTD’s School of Arts, Technology and Emerging Communications.

We hope you will continue to support Bold Idea in 2016 - both as a financial partner and an advocate in the community. We are looking forward to another year of growth for Bold Idea, and another year of inspired code from our students.

On behalf of all of us on the Board of Directors, THANK YOU and best wishes in the new year!

- Ben