Mista Pat is headed to YouTube as he explores exciting careers featuring the most amazing people and companies!
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?
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 firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.