Mysecurekid’s mission is to increase diversity in cybersecurity and tech by connecting underrepresented communities with education and career opportunities through educational programs, career development, scholarships, hands-on training, mentorship, and strategic partnerships.
MSK Youth Apprenticeship Cohort
We work closely with public and private sector partners to create a pipeline of diverse talent ready for careers in science, technology, engineering, math, cybersecurity (STEAM- C), healthcare, and IT through workshops, mentoring, apprenticeships, scholarships, internships, and more. Our ultimate goal is to be a bridge builder, advocate, and guide as we prepare the next generation of technology pioneers to step up as leaders working for a safe and equitable world.
Are you thinking about a career in IT or Cybersecurity? Are you a high school junior or senior?
Look no further we have the perfect program made just for you..
MysecureKid will be launching a Youth Cybersecurity and IT Apprenticeship Program for juniors and seniors in high school ages 16-17 years old.
Register for our MySecurekid Career Day Mixer to learn about careers in cybersecurity & IT. Attend virtually or in-person on October 21, 2022.
STEAM-C Summer Camp
Our camp is the perfect way to sharpen your child's STEAM and Cybersecurity skills and bond with new friends - all online from the comfort of home. With the highest quality remote instruction on the planet, you’ll unlock your brilliance and create an exciting project.
We specialize in empowering students, getting them excited about topics they may initially be “unsure” about.
J-Zone's Virtual Reality & E-Gaming
For your child, check out our J Zone's Virtual reality and e-gaming summer camp - a 4-day course for youth.
For your 8-12 year old, we have a 4-day camp from August 8th-12th.
For your 13-15 year old, we have a 4-day camp from August 15th-19th.
Both courses are 4-Day camps, Monday - Thursday from 9AM-4PM.
For more information, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Online registration is open now via the website at https://mysecurekidcamp.org/.
Served Over 100 Youth Virtually Throughout COVID-19
2020 Jun - Aug
Launched first free hybrid STEM and Cybersecurity Summer Camp for elementary and high school students.
2020 Sep - Oct
Participated in Dyslexic Edge Conference to support and empower children with dyslexia to seek careers in STEM and Cybersecurity.
2020 Nov - Dec
Participated in STEAM Program with GIRL and Arlington Links to raise awareness amongst youth interested in careers in IT and Cybersecurity
2021 Jan - Mar
Received Governor's 2020 Volunteerism & Community Service Award for Outstanding Small Business
2021 Apr - Jun
Launched Community Garden to inspire youth to learn STEM and engineering principles through gardening
News & Press
Press Release - CYAI Partnership
Cybersecurity Youth Apprenticeship Initiative to partner with MSK [Download Press Release PDF]
The Zebra Article
Alexandria Youth Offered Cybersecurity Training for Future Careers More...
Check out our animated CyberHeroes trailer!
Our vision is to create programs that train and employ underrepresented communities to close the gaps between supply and demand and diversity for cyber security and tech professionals by providing training, education, mentorship, and employment opportunities for those who have historically been left out of the field.
The concept of Mysecurekid started in 2010 with our founder, Ms. Quiana Gainey.
Using her expertise in cybersecurity, she began to speak about cyber safety for kids to both kids and their parents at various events and workshops in the DMV area.
Quiana Gainey, founder of Mysecurekid, is a 20+ year Cybersecurity & IT industry veteran, and humanitarian, with a distinguished military record. Ms. Gainey has served as Chief Executive Officer and Director of SecureTech360, LLC, a cybersecurity firm since its inception in 2010.
Ms. Gainey has received numerous awards for her dedication to providing opportunities and being of service to underrepresented communities, including the 2020 Entrepreneur Of The Year Award from GIRL, the 2020 Virginia Governors Volunteerism & Community Service Award, and the 2019 Women's Veterans Business Enterprise of the Year Award.
Ms. Gainey serves on two nonprofit boards in the DMV area, Girl Inspired and Ready to Lead and The Woman Behind in the Business; These organizations are dedicated to empowering the next generation of women in Leadership, STEM, and Entrepreneurship. Ms. Gainey has an MBA in Human Resource Management, a BS in Information Technology Management with a concentration in Cybersecurity.
Ms. Gainey is a woman on a mission: to educate and empower.