Tech Teens Leadership Academy offers real world look at technology

Last Updated: 6/19/2017

The Tech Teens Leadership Academy is a fun, hands-on program exposing Roseville high school students to real world technology and business operations.

It is offered through the Roseville Police Activities League (RPAL), and is run by the Roseville Police and Information Technology Departments featuring a variety of city functions.

More than 70 volunteers, mentors and sponsors provide six informational sessions that cover leadership skills, project management, business practices, and customer service. 

Teen Tech Program

The students learn about real world technology applications, visit the Police CSI lab, the 9-1-1 dispatch center, fire training facility, take guided bus tour through the city to learn about the tools used to keep traffic flowing, learn about the city's radio technology, mobile command centers and SWAT tools. 

 "We are trying to mold future leaders of Information Technology," said Hong Sae, Roseville Chief Information Officer. “Students with very little access to resources, mentorship and training gain the opportunity to learn from the very best at the city.” 

Twenty-one high school students from Roseville graduated from recently completed fourth session of Tech Teens. 

 “The Tech Teens program gives our volunteers a chance to reflect on what we do, why we do it, and who we serve,” said Sae.

Roseville high school students interested in technology and participating in Tech Teens can apply and get information at 

Adults interested in sponsoring a teen can call 916-772-7725 for more information.