The students of YTC Evanston donated 10 Laptops that they refurbished to Casa Michoacan on Wednesday January 12. The computers will serve their community in West Chicago. Mr. Jose Luis (far right) accepted the computers.
Today, YTC club members: Sean, Sam B, Michael, Sam D, Jack, and Ava are making headway on their first refurbished desktop computers of the year! These computers will be donated to their families. In the future, club members will work to refurbish computers that will be donated to the community!
Youth Technology Corps (YTC) is a club tailored towards what the individual wants to do. Students will be provided support for whatever goals they want to reach, and skills they want
The international engineering firm Sargent & Lundy has donated 150 Dell I7 Desktop computers to YTC. Javier Juarez, Sargent & Lundy IT manager arranged the donation. Sargent & Lundy has now provided YTC with close to 700 computers that are helping organzations and families throughout Illinois and Durango Mexico.
YTC volunteer and Chicago Teacher's Union official arranged and delivered a donation of 150 HP I7 Laptops from Social Security offices throughout the Midwest. These laptops will be used to teach YTC students and will be donated to families and organizations throughout the Chicago region.
Maggie Lugo, executive director of Casa Michoacan, picked up 10 desktop computers on Wednesday November 3. The YTC students refurbished the computers and helped carry them to Maggie's car. These computers will help their communities in Southern Illinois and West Chicago. There will be another donation of 10 computers before Christmas.
Youth Technology Corps sponsored its 2nd annual Summer Robotics camp with members of the community in Cicero, Evanston, and neighboring cities, from June 28th through July 30th, 2021. Thirty-three students from Cicero, Evanston, and their neighboring cities participated in our summer camp. Download the full report below
*click on a time below to view a specific section of the interview 2:27 - Explanation of YTC 2021 Summer Robotics Camp 11:42 - Dave explains the importance of learning robotics 15:38 - Discussion of potential career options in robotics 17:30 - The important life skills obtained from learning robotics 19:16 - Application of STEM & robotics for art and artists
Scott Fetters, founder of the Center receives four laptops which will be used to teach business skills to young budding musicians, especially those from underserved communities. YTC students have also donated two IMacs to the center and will donate 10 desktop computers later this year.
Dates - July 6th to August 7th The camp will be hosted 3 times each week on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday over Discord. Students will have the opportunity to design their own robotics project at the end of camp using the skills they learned. Each instruction period will last ~1 hour. Introduction to microelectronics, coding and robotics Circuitry (resistors, motors, LED) Fundamentals of Objective C (C++) programming Inputs and Outputs (digital, analog, serial communication) A
YTC clubs at Evanston Township High School, Morton East High School (CiceroIL) and SBTA 173 (Durango Mexico) each began weekly Zoom meetings in April. Besides catching up with friends, students are working on robotic projects, a MineCraft platform and a plan to help their communities this summer.
Youth Technology Corps joins everyone else in thanking all those at risk keeping us safe, fed and able to get basic necessities. In this difficult time with all schools closed operating remotely we have had Zoom webinar meetings with our teens in both our Chicago and Durango clubs. We look forward to resuming our programs in the fall. While we all work together to get through this difficult time we are confident that we shall get through this and emerge wiser and stronger tha
Evanston YTC students donated two laptops and a desktop computer to Still Point Theatre Collective on Wednesday Feb 26. Still Point's focus is giving artistic expression to marginalized populations including people with developmental disabilities, incarcerated women and senior citizens.
On February 10th, students of YTC Evanston donated a desktop and laptop to Creative Minds Daycare in Gary, Indiana. The daycare supports low-income families and receives state funding. These computers will help Octavia McLaurin manage the center, as well as show and aid in teaching the children about computers.