Be a CyberHero! Free Cybersecurity Resources
Your donation will help provide free cybersecurity resources, lesson plans, textbooks and experiences to middle and high school teachers and students in Miami focusing on Title I schools. Title I schools have high numbers or high percentages of children from low-income families. Early exposure to cybersecurity could motivate students into entering this lucrative field and increase awareness of online safety.
Innovation Tech Academy (ITA) is a non-for-profit organization dedicated to education through technology, focusing on the area of cybersecurity. Our main educational program is CyberHoops, funded by the National Science Foundation and the National Security Agency through a GenCyber grant, which provides cybersecurity experiences to middle and high-school students in South Florida through an innovative basketball curriculum during the summer. Funds obtained through Give Miami Day would allow ITA to provide these much needed free cybersecurity resources, lesson plans, textbooks and experiences year round to increase equity and assist underrepresented communities.
Cybersecurity education is necessary since we live in a digital society and online safety should be a priority.
Increase minority representation in the workforce since presently only 24% Women, 9% African-American and 4% Hispanic.
Cybersecurity education can be life changing since professional jobs are the fastest growing career field with an average of 31% growth until 2029 and an average starting salary between $90,000.00 to $160,000.00.
Innovation Tech Academy is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Your contribution is tax deductible to the extent permitted by law.
Help us support our South Florida teachers and students in providing them with much needed cybersecurity experiences. Funds will be used to provide free cybersecurity courses, lesson plans, textbooks, resources and experiences. Innovation Tech Academy (ITA) is a non-for-profit that provides technology-related online courses to students in the areas of cybersecurity, digital citizenship, internet of things, ethical hacking and other technology related areas.
ITA’s mission is to create user-friendly technology courses that teach and impact young adults from various minority backgrounds and underserved communities, providing much needed exposure and awareness at a young age to motivate and inspire academic and professional pathways.