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  • Support Us | YTC

    SUPPORT Local Youth Turning Students into Teachers across the globe Donate Youth Technology Corps is more than a youth program. It's an idea, a theory that has inspired us fo r nearly thirty years. Inspiring teens to be agents of change can both change the world and better themselves in the process. ​ ​

  • Youth Technology Corps | Democratizing Access and Education

    Learn More Through our local clubs, we create young LEADERS in their community by inviting them to assume real-world responsibility. We expose them to a STEM curriculum authentically and through that process purposely mentor them to educate and help others. The result is our Corps of prepared youth provide an affordable, accessible template that can both: Connect Communities Locally and Globally ​ Our students are taught the basics that allow them to refurbish computers, focus on a fair donation process, and offer instruction to the community so they can join in on the process. Educate Without Borders ​ (Peer-to-Peer, Synchronous Mentoring) turns students into inspiring teachers, strengthening our students' development of crucial skills while fostering the relationships that allow access to education everywhere. We have been shaping our model for nearly thirty years, and now YTC has the opportunity to play a role in the evolution of education, and we are starting to realize this dream with the establishment of the YTC GLOBAL ALLIANCE Learn More CREATE LEADERS Our Clubs CONNECT COMMUNITIES Bridge the Digital Divide EDUCATE WITHOUT BORDERS Global Reach History ​ 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 exacerbating the inequity problem in STEM learning. ​ 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. ​ The YTC Six Graduates of '23 slideshow slider 6 sliders 4 slider grads 1 slider 6 1/6 YTC's Secret Ingredient The CEE and CSP Programs bring the world to Chicago. Introducing YTC's amazing relationship with the US Department of State, IREX CEE, and CSP Programs, allowing our teens to be introduced to the world through the mentoring of Fellows from across the globe. As of the fall of '23, we have hosted a CEE Fellow from Ghana, Cairo, and Namibia and our current accomplished CSP Fellow Luzette Kuwung from Cameroon. Ava will be attending Purdue University for mechanical engineering. "Serving as Co-President of YTC at ETHS has taught me about what it takes to be a quality leader. It has been rewarding working together with many different personalities on both robotics and computer refurbishment. I feel that I have grown my skills on public speaking, collaboration, and organization. Not only has my knowledge about computer refurbishment and Arduinos improved, but also has the ability to teach others. YTC has shown me how much I enjoy being hands on and the importance of spreading my knowledge with others. I can confidently say that this club has well prepared me for engineering in c ollege and beyond." AT THE HEART OF YTC Our local Community Learn More YTC is nothing but an abstract idea without the students in our clubs who dedicate themselves to personal growth, the search for meaningful careers, and a commitment to being agents of change that create a local STEM Ecosystem. The students strive to unite generations to make the world better, one community at a time. Our global ambitions serve our students first as they develop their role in creating local and global solutions for the underserved. To cap our 22/23 school year our efforts manifested in our Best Foor Forward Event Mission Prepare youth for the technology-driven future through education and civic engagement. David Finkel Founder/President Our Vision A Corps of engaged teens grow into successful agents of change that democratize both education and access across the globe. ​ Thank you for exploring YTC A YTC CLUB is so much bigger than a group of teens meeting after school. It is a movement, an idea thirty years in the making. A YTC CLUB is an engine of democracy for both access to technology and education. We donate locally and globally as well as Educate without Borders by creating the leaders of tomorrow with a STEM curriculum focused on Social Justice. Please visit our Support Page to help us expand our footprint and enhance our services.

  • GLOBAL ALLIANCE | YTC

    DEMOCRATIZING EDUCATION AND ACCESS YTC enlists teens as agents of change in their local communities and beyond. As our globe gets more connected, and our peer-to-peer synchronous teaching collaborative is being realized in Mexico and Ethiopia, many more countries are exporling ways we can all help each other democratize education. WE DELIVER WORLDWIDE Developer Read More Our Global Alliance Leadership Team Hossam Basha of Cairo, Egypt, on YTC's global ambitions at our Best Foor Forward '23 event at ETHS. A YTC CLUB is so much bigger than a group of teens meeting after school. It is a movement, an idea thirty years in the making. A YTC CLUB is an engine of democracy for both access to technology and education. We donate locally and globally as well as Educate without Borders by creating the leaders of tomorrow with a STEM curriculum focused on Social Justice. Please visit our Support Page to help us expand our footprint and enhance our services.

  • Events | YTC

    An Evanston event Sunday, June 11th 11am to 4pm 1600 Dodge Avenue Evanston, IL 60201 Camp Kuumba is a free summer program designed to give Black students of Evanston equitable opportunities to discover themselves and the world around them through their participation in sports, arts, reading, exploration, financial literacy, STEM, and community service projects. YTC supports Camp Kuumba and their mission by donating access to the digital world and education with a free Intro to Arduino Program to families from District 65 in Evanston. These peer-to-peer, synchronous classes will be offered virtually after Camp is over. The event was covered by the Evanston Roundtable (below) Youth Technology Corps at ETHS donates 70 refurbished computers by Wendi Kromash June 25th, 2023 Youth Technology Corps , an after-school club at Evanston Township High School, recently donated 70 computers to families at Camp Kuumba , a summertime program for grade school students in Evanston. The ETHS students had been repairing the used computers during the spring semester. The handoff of refurbished computers took place at ETHS in The Hub on June 11. YTC is the brainchild of Dave Finkel. Finkel, 77, is YTC’s behind-the-scenes fundraiser, cheerleader, consummate networker and promoter. “We have college and high school kids who have used their technology skills to do amazing things together,” Finkel said. “They’ve also developed skills in leadership, presentation, teaching and working in groups. They’ve been exposed to working with international students. YTC is preparing them to teach others anywhere in the world.” READ ARTICAL HERE Project Camp KUUMBA Each Family chose between desktops or laptops YTC Students guided families through the donation process Families were then given the chance to join this summer's FREE Intro to Arduino Classes A YTC CLUB is so much bigger than a group of teens meeting after school. It is a movement, an idea thirty years in the making. A YTC CLUB is an engine of democracy for both access to technology and education. We donate locally and globally as well as Educate without Borders by creating the leaders of tomorrow with a STEM curriculum focused on Social Justice. Please visit our Support Page to help us expand our footprint and enhance our services.

  • Generations of Hope, Haiti | YTC

    Introducing Generations of Hope, Haiti Their Vision To empower and impact Haitian Society's current and future generations. To achieve economic self-sufficiency in the areas of health care, education, and spiritual guidance by caring for orphaned and abandoned children WEBSITE

  • Summer 2022 Robotics | YTC

    Summer 2022 Robotics In 2021 YTC launched a virtual summer program robotics for 25 youth in the Chicagoland area. In 2022 those students are ready to be the instructors for a group of 250 new students in Chicago and across North America. This is the power of our approach in introducing robotics across underserved communities all over the country and beyond. It’s a concept that worked well in our pandemic-inspired model and now we are testing it’s scalability. It’s a system where every student becomes a teacher with the opportunity to be rewarded for helping the community grow. In honing this approach, not only are we introducing new students to a STEM Education, but we are also building leaders and problem solvers who are prepared to take what they have learned and build a career path in a technology-driven economy. We’ve been working on this for a few years. YTC’s clubs in Cicero and Evanston IL added robotics in 2017 and YTC students taught robotics to our partners in Durango, Mexico, teaching the class in Spanish on Zoom in 2018. YTC held two virtual summer camps in 2020, 2021 that served 65 students and despite the challenges of distance, culture, and sometimes language over seventy percent of students completed the program. In the process, YTC has created a team of experienced student leaders and teachers ready to lead the new expansion. We are not going into this alone. The students you recruit to join us are in good hands. YTC has a vision that ensures every community has access to a digital future, and through grassroots contributions, we have been able to reach more teens, more families, and more non-profits who may otherwise not have access to today’s modern digital tools. However, for this new expansive effort we have engaged Left Bank Consulting as supporting YTC’s strategic growth. This includes managing the 2022 Introduction to Robotics Summer Camp. Marc Siciliano, Founder and CEO of Left Bank Consulting is an international education consultant with three decades of experience supporting teachers, schools and school districts to improve and adopt STEM strategies .

  • Morton East High School | YTC

    Welcome to the HOMEPAGE of Morton East High School's YTC Club. ​ This is where it all began, Morton East High School is our founding club site. It's where an idea formed to change the community using teens as allies and agents of change. On this page learn more about our history, our current club activities, accomplishments, and plans for the future. It all happens here. ​ Over the last quarter of a century, YTC has nurtured a STEM Eco-System that has created a ladder of opportunity, a community of support, and international partnerships. ​ Morton's Cyber-Service started as an independent technology club formed in the basement of their Cicero, Illinois public High School in 1998. Our first students learned how a computer works by building one. One turned into many, and the club learned how to network computers and our youth began launching computer labs and teaching computer literacy at non-profits and primary schools throughout the community. ​

  • Program Info | YTC

    What do you think so far? The future is now: Imagine a growing number of student-teachers teaching and mentoring their younger brothers and sisters in robotics. And through their teaching, our youth open the door to every family, youth group or school, regardless of location. Offering an introduction to STEM related careers is essential and YTC believes it van open these doors with this accessible and affordable approach.

  • Neverending Give-Away | YTC

    May 7th 11 am to 4 pm ETHS Every donation on May 7th Doubles with the new owner's commitment to pay-it-Forward. In the process, of implementing "Each one, teach one" we will introduce YTC's Mission and programs to the future students of ETHS. In front of the entire community. Then this summer those students will join our instructors in summer camp where they will fulfill their promise to pay-it-forward creating more computers to donate. The Never-Ending Computer Give-Away Our YTC Students have accomplished so much in 2022/2023 that we wanted to go out with a big event to showcase all of our programs. We will be checking in with our program in Mexico, introducing a new YTC Arduino peer-to-peer partner in Ethiopia who will help us refine our curriculum for West Africa. We will hear from our CEE Fellow in Ghana as he puts together programming opportunities in Accra. We will get to meet the recipients of our winter computer donation in Haiti as well. ​ As For our guests at the event, we will showcase our Arduino Curriculum, provide hands-on refurbishment time, and offer help in getting their new computer set up. We also owe our gratitude to those who donated the computers that fuel our efforts and make this all possible. THANK YOU This event is made possible through the efforts of many, but it could not happen without the support of ETHS.

  • About | Youth Technology Corps | Chicago

    About YTC YOUTH TECHNOLOGY CORPS ​ 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 Mission Prepare youth for the technology-driven future through education and civic engagement. Our Vision A Corps of teens become succseful global citizens that democritize both 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 We Need Your Support Today!

  • Terms of Use | YTC

    Terms of Use Welcome to Youth Technology Corps These terms and conditions outline the rules and regulations for the use of Youth Technology Corps's Website. ​ Youth Technology Corps is located at 1055 W. Bryn Mawr, #F2188, Chicago, IL 60660, USA. ​ By accessing this website we assume you accept these terms and conditions in full. Do not continue to use Youth Technology Corps's website if you do not accept all of the terms and conditions stated on this page. ​ The following terminology applies to these Terms and Conditions, Privacy Statement and Disclaimer Notice and any or all Agreements: “Client”, “You” and “Your” refers to you, the person accessing this website and accepting the Company’s terms and conditions. “The Company”, “Ourselves”, “We”, “Our” and “Us”, refers to our Company. “Party”, “Parties”, or “Us”, refers to both the Client and ourselves, or either the Client or ourselves. 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  • Benton House Connects Pilsen | YTC

    Connects Donating Computers to the families surrounding Gads Hill in PILSEN did not just provide free computers to families it launched two consecutive summer Robotics programs at the agency. The students of Gads Hill then made another donation with YTC's help. Youth at Gads Hill start to construct Arduino powered cars to race in Gads Hill Summer Showcase

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