JROTC-CS

Welcome to the JROTC-CS Demonstration Project

AIR FORCE JUNIOR ROTC SCHOOLS

ABOUT THE PROJECT

There are approximately 545K Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (JROTC) cadets attending 3,400 high schools across the US. This group of students represents a significant pool of untapped tech talent, and is comprised of a highly diverse population–with a majority-minority student population and 40% of JROTC cadets being female, and JROTC is strongly represented in schools serving economically disadvantaged populations (over 50% Title 1 schools). Yet today, 68% of these students do not have access to AP computer science in their school.

To address this gap, CSforALL is collaborating with the US Air Force JROTC HQ and additional partners to launch JROTC-CS, a demonstration project to design and test implementation models for the long-term scale-up of evidence-based computer science (CS) and cybersecurity education programs for students in the Junior Reserve Officers Training Corps (JROTC). This project supports the goals of the JROTC Cyber Training Act of 2019 (H.R. 3266 and Senate 2154 and is in alignment with Section 512 of the 2020 National Defense Authorization Act, which amended Section 2031(b)(3) of title 10, United States Code, to include instruction or activities in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics in the JROTC program. At scale, this project has the potential to engage over 500K high school students in computer science and cybersecurity education pathways, as well as build technology education capacity at over 3400 JROTC high schools, serving 4M students overall.

JROTC Demonstration Project Participants include:

● 30 schools and their districts will participate in capacity building training

● 30 high school teachers will receive professional development in CS and cyber

● 200+ JROTC instructors will be trained as tech career advisors

● 400 JROTC Cadets will directly participate and 4000 will benefit.

● 60K additional high school students will benefit from this project, as the capacity for CS and cybersecurity is increased at their schools.

For more information on participating in the first or second round of the project, email Project Director, Tina Whyte Boyle.

JROTC Members outside the summit building
JROTC Members entering the Summit 2019
JROTC members at the summit 2019
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Member Representatives

JROTC-CS Advisory Consortium Members

Greg Bianchi

Greg Bianchi

Senior Program Officer for Microsoft Philanthropies

Tina Boyle Whyte

Tina Boyle Whyte

Project Director, JROTC-CS CSforALL

John Cook

John Cook

DoD oversight Representative

Rebecca Dalton

Rebecca Dalton

Director of Program Engagement, CyberPatriot (AFA)

Ruthe Farmer

Ruthe Farmer

Chief Evangelist, CSforALL

Brian Gonzalez

Brian Gonzalez

Senior Director, Public Sector Policy, Intel Corporation

Oona King

Oona King

VP of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion, Snap Inc.

Allyson Knox

Allyson Knox

Senior Director of Education Policy, Microsoft

Karen Lanning

Karen Lanning

Executive Director of Federal Relations and Advocacy, The College Board

Sarah Lee

Sarah Lee

Assistant Department Head and Associate Clinical Professor, Computer Science & Engineering, Mississippi State University

Erin Madden

Erin Madden

Community Affairs Consultant, Capital One

Kevin Nolten

Kevin Nolten

Director of Academic Outreach, Cyber Innovation Center; Director, National Integrated Cyber Education Research Center

Alan Paller

Alan Paller

Founder and Research Director, SANS Institute

Sean Perryman

Sean Perryman

Director of Diversity and Inclusion Policy and Counsel, Internet Association

Maureen Reyes

Maureen Reyes

Executive Director of AP Program Management, The College Board

Joe Rice

Joe Rice

Director of Government Relations, Lockheed Martin Space

Dr. Chris Stephenson

Dr. Chris Stephenson

Head of Computer Science Education Strategy, Google Inc.

Todd Taylor

Todd Taylor

Chief, Program Development National Director, Air Force Junior ROTC

Tony Woods

Tony Woods

Fellow, Schmidt Futures

KEY LEGISLATION IN SUPPORT OF THIS WORK

JROTC Cyber Training Act H.R. 3266 / S.R. 2154

National Defense Authorization Act H.Rept. 116-120 / S.Rept. 116-48 / Conference report

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