Our group formed July 22, 2016.  We started teaching kids project management skills 5 months later  (Dec. 3, 2016).  To date we’ve completed 3 classes and 5 kids’ projects.  Our work is Pro Bono, however if you’d like to contribute to the kids program you can do so through our partner the MADE (Museum of  Art and  Digital Education) by clicking here.   Although our expenses are very low, the MADE allows us to have our classes at their facilities and covers our expenses which for now are very low.  The more contributions we receive the bigger project we can do.

To learn more about our programs, see our Portfolio / Summary of Classes & Projects section and see our calendar below for information regarding upcoming classes, projects and events.

Our Calendar of Events is at the bottom of this page.

 

Help support our first real project

A Go Fund Me Project for Asante Africa Foundation

The PJMan & The StarGazers Kids will use the Project Management and Leadership skills they’ve learn to plan, monitor and execute this project.  In addition, they will develop their own marketing plan, logo, branding and communications plan.  We’ve been meeting twice a month since December 2017 to prepare for this project as well as our Remember Them project.  To learn more, click here.

 Next on Deck….

Free PJMan & The StarGazers Graduates’ Kids Project Management & Leadership Class

Saturdays, June 9th & 16, 2018

8am – 2pm

@ The MADE (Museum of Art and Digital Entertainment)

3400 Broadway   Oakland, CA

All kids are welcome to come and participate; however project management roles are reserved for graduates first.  Our kids are friendly and welcoming so there have been no issues regarding roles and they are all good roles and everyone is learning about all the roles.   We’re learning many skills in a fun and effective way.

Introduction to Project Management Classes for kids are offered 3 times per year. Check the calendar at the bottom of this page, class posting below and/or  Eventbrite (PJMan & The StarGazers)  for next class.  Read more…

Speaker Series

Saturday, June 16, 2018 Takeo Kimura from Intel will talk to the kids about his project as a Project manager on the Self Driving Car. He will also speak about one of the project management areas (Probably Risk) for this project. This session will be from 8am to 10am at the MADE (Museum of Art and Digital Entertainment).

In addition to the Self Driving Car project, and as with all of our speakers Takei will also talk about what he was like as a child, what he wanted to be when he grew up (if he knew), what he’s doing now and how he got there.

The objectives of this class are:

  • To help our kids see how professionals are actually using the same skills and tools they are learning to  implement the project management and leadership skills they’ve learn to plan, manage and monitor their projects;
  • To see people who do and don’t look like them use the same skills they are learning and to help make those skills more relatable;
  • To help see how things that can seem so technical be relatable;
  • To learn about and see leaderships skills that will inspire them to help discover their future career path.  Read More…

To register, click here

 

Next Class:

Free Introduction to Project Management for Kids using Scratch to Create Video Games and Drawings

Saturdays, June 23, 30 & July 7, 2018

8am – 2pm

@ The MADE (Museum of Art and Digital Entertainment)

3400 Broadway   Oakland, CA

PJMan & The StarGazers  is partnering with Oakland’s video game museum, the The MADE (Museum of Art and Digital Entertainment) https://themade.org/,/ to teach children ages 7-18 years old Introductory Project Management and leadership skills using games and drawings created with Scratch as their project/product. Scratch is a programming tool developed by MIT to teach kids to code/program video games.

Click here to learn more…

To register, click here

Jan
13
Sat
2018
1st Year Anniversary, Partnership w/The MADE and 2017 Graduates’ Celebration @ Remember Them Monument
Jan 13 @ 8:00 am – 2:00 pm

8am – 9:30am at The Remember Them Monument in Kaiser Memorial Park (19th Street & Rashida Muhammad Street – between Telegraph and MLK, Jr.).  In the event it rains, we will meet at the MADE (3400 Broadway CA – half block north of Piedmont & Broadway)

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10 am @ The MADE (Museum of Art and Digital Entertainment)

3400 Broadway   Oakland, CA  3400 Broadway CA – half block north of Piedmont & Broadway

 

This is a combined Celebration of the first anniversary of PJMan & The StarGazers Kids program, our partnership with the MADE (Museum of Art & Digital Entertainment https://www.themade.org/ ), the 2017 Graduation of kids who completed the Introduction to Project Management and Leadership class and our second Speaker Series session where we will kick off our 6th project for kids.   The  kids they will take 1 or more of the 25 humanitarians and 8 elected officials representing 34th Street and Broadway in Oakland area, Rashida Mustafa Muhammad  (where the monument is located) and create a website, game, video , app and other documents from their research to honor that person.

We are also honored to have Oakland Native Mario Chiodo as our guest speaker.  Mario is the artist of the Remember Them monument which sits at 19th Street and Rashida  Muhammad Street.  A smaller version can also be found at the Oakland Kaiser hospital off Broadway.

We will also take this opportunity to acknowledge Martin Luther Kings’ birthday and do something in recognition of National Day of Service.

To learn more about the Remember Them Monument, click here.

Poem by Mario Chiodo, click here

To register, click here.

Jan
14
Sun
2018
Kodama World at The Made – January 14 @ The MADE
Jan 14 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Willie is organizing an event for kids with Kodama World.  The Eventbrite posting is below.

Jan
20
Sat
2018
PJMan & The StarGazers Graduate Kids Project Planning #2 @ The Museum of Art and Digital Entertainment
Jan 20 @ 8:00 am – 2:00 pm

All kids are welcome to come and participate; however project management roles are reserved for graduates first. There are a lot of skills that can be learned in a fun and effective way.

 

PJMan & The StarGazers Graduate Kids will continue Working on Projects:

8am – 9am Personal Website Development

9am – 10am App Review and Development

10am – 11am Asante Africa Crowdfund Planning (https://asanteafrica.org/)

11am – 12pm Remember Them Project Plan Development and Framing (http://remember-them.org/monument-facts.html)

12pm – 2pm Play in Museum and/or continue working on projects To register, click here:

Jan
27
Sat
2018
Free Introduction to Project Management, Leadership & Scratch Video Game Programming & Computer Graphics /Drawing class @ The Museum of Art and Digital Entertainment
Jan 27 @ 8:00 am – 2:00 pm

This is an Introductory Project Management class for kids hosted by Sonja C. Stewart of PJMan & The StarGazers. This is a 3-part series where students will receive an overview of the principals of Project Management within a context where they can start using what they learn with their school projects and assignments. The Scratch Video Game Programming and Drawing classes are also required. Registration for this class will automatically register your child for the Scratch Video Game Programming and Drawing classes. To register: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/free-introduction-to-project-management-for-kids-using-scratch-to-create-video-games-drawings-tickets-41683806387

Feb
3
Sat
2018
Free Introduction to Project Management, Leadership & Scratch Video Game Programming & Computer Graphics /Drawing class @ The Museum of Art and Digital Entertainment
Feb 3 @ 8:00 am – 2:00 pm

This is an Introductory Project Management class for kids hosted by Sonja C. Stewart of PJMan & The StarGazers. This is a 3-part series where students will receive an overview of the principals of Project Management within a context where they can start using what they learn with their school projects and assignments. The Scratch Video Game Programming and Drawing classes are also required. Registration for this class will automatically register your child for the Scratch Video Game Programming and Drawing classes. To register: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/free-introduction-to-project-management-for-kids-using-scratch-to-create-video-games-drawings-tickets-41683806387

Feb
10
Sat
2018
Free Introduction to Project Management, Leadership & Scratch Video Game Programming & Computer Graphics /Drawing class @ The Museum of Art and Digital Entertainment
Feb 10 @ 8:00 am – 2:00 pm

This is an Introductory Project Management class for kids hosted by Sonja C. Stewart of PJMan & The StarGazers. This is a 3-part series where students will receive an overview of the principals of Project Management within a context where they can start using what they learn with their school projects and assignments. The Scratch Video Game Programming and Drawing classes are also required. Registration for this class will automatically register your child for the Scratch Video Game Programming and Drawing classes. To register: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/free-introduction-to-project-management-for-kids-using-scratch-to-create-video-games-drawings-tickets-41683806387

Feb
17
Sat
2018
PJMan & The StarGazers Kids _ Project Planning Session #3 @ The Museum of Art and Digital Entertainment
Feb 17 @ 8:00 am – 2:00 pm

All kids are welcome to come and participate; however project management roles are reserved for graduates first. There are a lot of skills that can be learned in a fun and effective way.

Introduction to Project Management Classes for kids are offered 2 times per year. Check this calendar, Eventbrite (PJMan & The StarGazers)  and/or www.pjmanthestargazers.com for next class.

PJMan & The StarGazers Graduate Kids will continue Working on Projects:

8 – 9:15 am      Asante Africa Crowdfund Planning (https://asanteafrica.org/)
9:15 – 10am     Remember Them Project Plan Development and Framing                        (http://remember-them.org/monument-facts.html)
10 – 11:30 am  Scratch Video Game Programming
11:30 – 12pm   Play in Museum
12 – 1  pm         Computer Graphics or Continues App Development

To register, click here:

Feb
24
Sat
2018
PJMan & The StarGazers Kids _ Project Planning Session #4 @ The Museum of Art and Digital Entertainment
Feb 24 @ 8:00 am – 2:00 pm

All kids are welcome to come and participate; however project management roles are reserved for graduates first. There are a lot of skills that can be learned in a fun and effective way.

Introduction to Project Management Classes for kids are offered 2 times per year. Check this calendar, Eventbrite (PJMan & The StarGazers)  and/or www.pjmanthestargazers.com for next class.

PJMan & The StarGazers Graduate Kids will continue Working on Projects:

8 – 9:15 am      Asante Africa Crowdfund Planning (https://asanteafrica.org/)
9:15 – 10am     Remember Them Project Plan Execution & Work on Personal Websites            (http://remember-them.org/monument-facts.html)
10 – 11:30 am  Scratch Video Game Programming
11:30 – 12pm   Play in Museum
12 – 1  pm         Computer Graphics or Continues App Development

To register, click here:

Mar
10
Sat
2018
PJMan & The StarGazers Kids _ Project Planning Session #5 @ The Museum of Art and Digital Entertainment
Mar 10 @ 8:00 am – 2:00 pm

All kids are welcome to come and participate; however project management roles are reserved for graduates first. There are a lot of skills that can be learned in a fun and effective way.

Introduction to Project Management Classes for kids are offered 2 times per year. Check this calendar, Eventbrite (PJMan & The StarGazers)  and/or www.pjmanthestargazers.com for next class.

PJMan & The StarGazers Graduate Kids will continue Working on Projects:

8am – 9am Asante Africa Crowdfund Project Launch (https://asanteafrica.org/)

9am – 10am Personal & Remember Them Project Website Development (http://remember-them.org/monument-facts.html)

10am – 11:30 am  Scratch Video Game Programming Class

11:30 am – 12pm  Play in Museum

12pm – 2pm         Continue working on projects ( May include Computer Graphics w/ Jack Pryne)

To register, click here:

Mar
17
Sat
2018
PJMan & The StarGazers Kids _ Project Planning Session #6 @ The Museum of Art and Digital Entertainment
Mar 17 @ 8:00 am – 2:00 pm

All kids are welcome to come and participate; however project management roles are reserved for graduates first. There are a lot of skills that can be learned in a fun and effective way.

Introduction to Project Management Classes for kids are offered 2 times per year. Check this calendar, Eventbrite (PJMan & The StarGazers)  and/or www.pjmanthestargazers.com for next class.

PJMan & The StarGazers Graduate Kids will continue Working on Projects:

8am – 9am Asante Africa Crowdfund Project Execution, Monitoring, & Control (https://asanteafrica.org/)

9am – 10am Personal & Remember Them Project Website Development (http://remember-them.org/monument-facts.html)

10am – 11:30 am  Scratch Video Game Programming Class

11:30 am – 12pm  Play in Museum

12pm – 2pm         Continue working on projects ( May include Computer Graphics w/ Jack Pryne)

To register, click here: