Mista Pat is headed to YouTube as he explores exciting careers featuring the most amazing people and companies!

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 Mista Pat

We are seeking amazing people who want to inspire children of color and other underrepresented kids to pursue the careers of their dreams!

Frequently asked questions

What is the goal of What’s That Mista Pat YouTube Channel?

We want to inspire kids from underrepresented and disadvantaged groups to pursue careers in Entrepreneurship, Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math (ESTEAM). Our animated host, Mista Pat, will show kids exciting careers with the most incredible people and companies.

Volunteer your time to be interviewed by Mista Pat!

For a limited time, we are seeking professionals of all backgrounds especially people of color, women, and others from marginalized groups to be interviewed by Mista Pat about their careers. Any and all types of careers will be considered no matter where you live!

We record the interviews using Zoom and they become part of an episode highlighting a particular career. The episodes will be featured on our planned YouTube channel called "What's That Mista Pat?". We are focusing on elementary school age children from 3rd - 6th grade. Use the submission form on this webpage to be considered for an interview with Mista Pat. For a variety of reasons, we cannot guarantee every volunteer will be interviewed.

Who is responsible for the What’s That Mista Pat YouTube Channel?

Our nonprofit, The Mista Pat Project, host the YouTube channel. We are a registered 501(c)3 nonprofit. We are also developing a kid’s technology TV show destined for PBS called “Technology with Mista Pat. Please visit our website at mistapat.org for more information

Who is Mista Pat?

As a young kid growing up in South Central Los Angeles, Mista Pat was fascinated with science, technology and art. As an adult, he was inspired by his 4 year old son, Logan, to help start a company called Kids That Code in San Bernardino, California. The company teaches young children computer programming and other STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Math) related subjects. Mista Pat currently teaches entrepreneurship at the School of Entrepreneurship at Cal State San Bernardino. Mista Pat realized that underrepresented and underprivileged children were fascinated with technology but not participating in the technology revolution. Mista Pat says "they can't be what they can't see!" To that end, Mista Pat is dedicated to inspire young children to one day become the incredible people who will create the companies, products, and services that are changing our world.

When will the episodes be seen?

The episodes will be posted on our What’s That Mista Pat YouTube channel starting the summer of 2021. Also, the episodes will be included in a career focused program we are developing for schools nationwide.

What questions do you ask during the interview?

Here is a list of general questions we ask our professionals (the interview takes about 30 minutes):
1. How were you as a kid growing up?
2. What is the most fun about what you do?
3. What advice would you share with kids who want to do what you do when they grow up?
4. Why did you want to be a (career)?
5. How did you become a (career)?
6. How do you use technology when you work?

Who do we contact for more information?

Contact our Operations Manager Kayla Seamons at kaylaseamons@mistapat.org for more information.

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