Learn more about Stevon, though his own words and articles written about him, here.
"Stevon Cook, a former resident of San Francisco’s public housing system, is changing that through his work as chief executive of Mission Bit and his work as a commissioner on the Board of Education for the City of San Francisco."
January will be a momentous month for Students Rising Above: Stevon Cook, an SRA scholar from the class of 2003 will be sworn in as a member of the San Francisco Board of Education. Sherry Hu reports. (12-16-16)
This week on Bullish, Mission Bit CEO Stevon Cook joined me in the studio to chat about computer programming and the importance of teaching kids how to code. In case you’re not familiar with Mission Bit, it’s a non-profit organization that works closely with the San Francisco Unified School District to teach coding to high school students. It ultimately aims to close the digital divide, which starts with a lack of access to the Internet, Cook told me.
Comcast Newsmakers (Video)
September 6, 2015
Mission Bit is focused on teaching young people all about coding and computer science. Newsmakers Host Aubrey Aquino interviews Stevon Cook, Chief Executive Officer, Mission Bit
"Part of Cook’s success is rooted in his initial failures. 'For me, it was easy to feel beat down because I wasn't the top of the class… But through that experience, it was instilled in me that I could take on big projects and be ok with failure and still bounce back.'"
PolicyMatters Journal, March 21, 2014
Written by Stevon Cook
Huffington Post, March 4, 2014
Written by David Vognar
Changing Cultures, Realizing Dreams: A “Ground-Up” Approach to Supporting College Enrollment and Success
OMG Center for Collaborative Learning, July, 29, 2013
Written by Wendy Sedlak
Why So Low
During Stevon's first year working at Thurgood Marshall, students from Peer Resources created a video in partnership with BAYCAT to discuss the significant drop in graduation rates of African American students. Along with educators and students, Stevon is featured in the video discussing the challenges of urban poverty.
Coleman's Solutions not Suspensions:
In this new documentary from Coleman Advocates(colemanadvocates.org), director Kevin Epps (kevepps.com) takes a look at the negative effects of harsh zero tolerance policies in schools and one community's inspiring response. Highlighting Coleman's landmark student-led Solutions Not Suspensions campaign in San Francisco and examining how young people are directly affected by school discipline policies, the film serves as an informative and inspiring education tool. Stevon is featured in the documentary speaking to the importance of restorative practices in schools.
Point of Pride: The People's View of Bayview/Hunter's Point:
The People's View of Bayview/Hunter's Point, a documentary film about the Bayview Hunters Point neighborhood. Point of Pride combines archival footage from the 1950's 60's and 70's with present-day viewpoints and reactions to these images from the past to create a compelling portrait of a community marked by struggle and fueled by hope. Along with historic community leaders like Bela Davis, Stevon is featured in the film discussing what Bayview/Hunters point meant for his family.