The 2015-2019 5-Year Report to determine the effectiveness of GenCyber at reaching its goals is now available
The GenCyber program provides summer cybersecurity camp experiences for students and teachers at the K-12 level. The goals of the GenCyber program are to:
Ignite, sustain, and increase awareness of K12 cybersecurity content and cybersecurity postsecondary and career opportunities for participants through year-round engagement;
Increase student diversity in cybersecurity college and career readiness pathways at the K-12 level; and
Facilitate teacher readiness within a teacher learning community to learn, develop, and deliver cybersecurity content for the K-12 classroom in collaboration with other nationwide initiatives.
The GenCyber program strives to be a part of the solution to the Nation’s shortfall of skilled cybersecurity professionals. Ensuring that enough young people are inspired to utilize their talents in cybersecurity is critical to the future of our country’s national and economic security as we become even more reliant on cyber-based technology in every aspect of our daily lives.
To ensure a level playing field, GenCyber camps are open to all student and teacher participants at no cost. Funding is provided by the National Security Agency.
The GenCyber program is financially supported by the National Science Foundation and other federal partners on an annual basis.
(a) This material is based upon activities supported by the National Science Foundation under Interagency Agreement #1830835; and (b) any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the view of the National Science Foundation.
Grant Authority: CFDA 12.903 GenCyber Grants Program