Teens Exploring Technology (TXT) was founded by Oscar Menjivar, a 2008 graduate of Jordan High School. Growing up in Watts, California, Oscar lost friends to drugs, crime, and prison. He thanks his mentor and lacrosse coach, Mr. Wonders, for helping him to stay on track and encouraging him to pursue higher education.
As a kid, Oscar had a passion for technology. This interest led him to enroll in the only tech class offered at his school, which turned out to be a glorified typing class. Oscar was fortunate to be able to pursue his love for technology by attending college.