Nonprofit Mission Statement
Men of Code 2019 strives to provide and develop school aged minority males with computer skills that will afford them a visual pathway to succeed in and beyond the 21st century job market.
Men of Code 2019 is a youth education and mentoring program designed to develop in-demand science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) skills for school aged minority males through computer coding
· Computer coding skills are relevant and in elevated demand for the 21st Century job market and beyond
· Computer Coding builds proficiency cross curricula in areas such as mathematics, science, problem solving, communication, team building, and creativity
· Technology innovations are currently impacting careers including law, farming, education, marketing, business, political science, and health care
Passion K Bragg, Founder of Men of Code 2019
Passion Katrena Bragg is a certified Math and Science educator who has spent decades serving students enrolled at schools in underrepresented communities. Her passion continues to be focused on eliminating students’ academic disparities statistically attributed to race and socio-economic status. In 2019 she was honored to become the Normandy Schools Collaborative STEM Champion and also founded Men of Code. She holds various degrees and certifications for STEM and Computer Science Education. She completed STEM Certification at Maryville University in 2019.
Passion founded Men Of Code 2019 while completing her post graduate studies for STEM Education. Research indicated a vast disparity and great need for minority male representation in STEM Careers and Computer Science. Founder, Passion Bragg’s goal is to create a pipeline for STEM Careers/Computer Science for one of the most underrepresented populations in the field.
Director of Corporate Relations
Webster University Office of Advancement
Director of Development
Reentry Employment Specialist
Columnist- St Louis American Newspaper
A. Keith Turner
Director of Identification and Student Programs
Coordinator Maryville Young Scholars Program
Obinno W. Coley
Normandy High School
Business Education Teacher
NFTE Lead Teacher
Men Of Code 2019 teaches critical problem solving and planning skills to students in an environment that fosters communication and collaboration. It is designed to encourage students to use those skills to increase their professional networks, expand their career opportunities, and to help solve problems in their communities and homes.