Every year, Heads Up hosts a tuition-free summer program and this year, they partnered with Today’s Future Sound to host a Software Engineering Course. The students performing in the lobby are from the Heads Up Program and represent Oakland public schools!
Officially started in 1987, Heads Up is a Head-Royce School partnership (HRS) with the Oakland Unified School District (OUSD). The program runs year-round academic enrichment for more than 125 students each year, focusing on academic growth and leadership development. Today, Heads Up has served more than 1,000 low-income youth of color from Oakland. Our mission is to provide under-served middle-school students of color from OUSD with challenging and enriching programming. We do this with the intention of supporting students in their academic success and helping to facilitate a deeper appreciation and commitment to the city of Oakland.