Initiatives

Initiatives

Description
CYBER.ORG focuses on projects that empower K12 teachers and make cyber education more available to students.
Main Content
Student at computer
Title
Project REACH

Project REACH (Realizing Equitable Access to Cybersecurity in High School) is a feeder program that connects K12 schools to HBCU cybersecurity and computer science programs in an effort to close the diversity gap in cybersecurity. CYBER.ORG facilitates the relationship between high school classrooms and their local HBCU through cybersecurity activities, classroom support, campus visits, and more.

Students working on computers
Title
Project Access

 Access Braille

While the nation faces a growing need to fill a gap in cyber-workforce shortages, there is a greater need for the nation to address the lack of diversity seen in cyber professions.

Project Access aims to support programming options of local and state agencies by offering cyber education opportunities for blind and visually impaired students through immersive experiences that are fully compatible with assistive technology such as screen readers or magnification software. This gives blind and visually impaired students the confidence and knowledge necessary to pursue higher education and technology careers.

Standards
Title
K12 Cybersecurity Learning Standards

Released in 2021, the K12 Cybersecurity Learning Standards aim to ensure that students not only have a foundational understanding of cybersecurity, but also the skills and knowledge needed to pursue cybersecurity careers in greater numbers.