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About YTC


Youth Technology Corps operates a peer learning system, rooted in education and social justice that has evolved since 1998. Today, fueled by the changes in the post-pandemic world, YTC is uniquely positioned to offer the world an approach to STEM education and societal reform. Since we launched the first YTC club, advancements in virtual participation have opened the door and bright light has fallen upon a system that is exacerbating the inequity problem in STEM learning.


That's where we come in, YTC has always been on the front lines of this battle to democratize the digital world and we started by launching technology clubs designed to train youth to help bridge the digital divide some twenty-five years ago.  Using students to become teachers of content in order to deepen their technical capabilities while learning 21st-century skills such as communication, collaboration, and problem-solving, we started refurbishing computers, creating computer labs, and teaching computer literacy locally and across North America.


During the 2020 Covid-19 Pandemic, YTC took advantage when remote learning became familiar to more people around the globe. Today our students become teachers and teach others to follow the same path. This model is being put to the test and taking root in both Ethiopia and Mexico as well as locally in Chicago with our students taking the lead in this evolution of democratizing access and education.


We believe all teens can embrace who they are,
define their future, and change the world.

Our Mission


Prepare youth for the technology-driven future through education and civic engagement.

Our Vision

A Corps of teens become succseful global citizens that



access and

 educational opportunities. 

Our Team

  • David Finkel, President & Founder

  • Mark Lennon, Co-Chair Board of Directors

  • Angela James Co-Chair Board of Directors

  • Jeremy Mingo, Our omnipresent technology guru and advisor.

  • Ian Armstrong, Morton East Co-Sponsor (Business Teacher)

  • John Roach, Morton East - Co-sponsor, Engineering teacher

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