the program

nxt lvl is a free program that provides an opportunity for under resourced youth to leverage existing affinities for social media and culture to develop professional skills in the creative economy.

in just 12 weeks, you’ll learn the basics of digital marketing including SEO, graphic design, creative editing, emerging tech, campaign management, media buying, audience research, and more.

you’ll be paired with an industry expert to mentor you throughout the program and your internship placement.

the perks

upon completion of the program, you’ll have the opportunity to land a paid internship with one of our partnering companies where you will get the opportunity to put your newly cultivated skills to practice in a real work environment.

through the generosity of our sponsor and donors, the nxt lvl program is completely free for students!

huge perk! macbooks will be provided for students to use over the course of the program.


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$2,500 in Startup Capital

The Sole Folks Sneaker Lab powered by TEC Leimert is a sneaker design incubator that focuses on under-resourced, local creative talent and provides them with professional tools for design, mentorship, go-to-market strategies, and seed capital to launch a brand.