Google recently released their diversity report showing only 1 to 2 percent of their technology employees were African-American or Hispanic.

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Science, Technology, Engineering, and Technology (STEM) jobs are some of the fastest growing in the U.S. But, according to diversity reports it seems that women and minorities are missing out.

A Columbia business is trying to change that.

"It wasn't a lot of people that looked like me in my field," Tiny Techz CEO Ricky West said.

West knew since the age of seven he was destined for the tech world, even though he knew his passion was in teaching.

"How can I use my technical background to impact our future," West said. "Our future is kids."

The concept of Tiny Techz was born five years ago.

West said taking the three R's and reversing the order is their secret weapon for kids who aren't into STEM.

"They try to make things hard, which is rigor, they're trying to add more rigor to what they're doing," he said. "It still loses the child especially with the minority, you have to create the relationship first, so that you can have the relevance to add the rigor."

Google recently released their diversity report showing only 1 to 2 percent of their technology employees were African-American or Hispanic.

The report also says Google and other tech giants lacks women in the workforce.

That's why Tiny Techz has an initiative called Sassy STEM for young girls.

"Let me take make-up and figure out what atoms, what molecules, what substance, what compounds make up this make-up. Now they can take a relationship to from what they do at home to what they do in the classroom," he said.

West says there's just one simple trick to get kids into STEM.

"We made learning fun," he said.

To address their diversity issues, Google is providing free coding classes for women and minorities.

For more information on Tiny Techz, you can go to www.tinytechz.com

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