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

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