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Leadership Committee
Honored Graduates

In 2020, in the midst of the pandemic. David Finkel reached out to recently graduated YTC Club leaders who volunteered to lead our current students to become teachers of content to facilitate the launch of a  virtual summer camp focused on Arduino Robotics.

After the success of the summer camp, it was clear that a team was needed to lead future endeavors, and thus the Leadership Club was formed. .

YTC alumni are pursuing or have received technology-related degrees at colleges and universities including the University of Illinois, Illinois Institute of Technology, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Binghamton University, Stanford University, Northern Illinois University, DePaul University, and many others.

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Owen Daley

 Served as the Co-President of the ETHS YTC club. Since graduation, I have served in the YTC Leadership club and helped organize and manage the YTC summer camps in 2020-2022

I am currently studying Mathematics at the University of Vermont. To be completely honest, I don't have a clear idea of what exactly I am working towards, but I think something like this could be good: I have always had an interest in technology and mathematics, and through YTC I have developed a goal of providing education and resources to those who are not as fortunate as I am. I love interacting with our students, parents, and partner organizations about the services that we provide, and the creativity that our students can come up with because of these opportunities that they may not have otherwise had

Juan Zarco
Leadership Committee Chair

Juan embarked on his journey in technology by signing under a "maybe" column that automatically signed him up for a Technology Service Internship class. Although, frightening at first, it opened new worlds that Juan would have never discovered otherwise. That same feeling has stayed throughout the journey and is a feeling he wishes to convey with anyone he is able to support.

Juan Zarco is now currently a student at the University of Illinois at Chicago studying Computer Engineering and a Youth Leader with YTC refurbishing computers and leading in YTC's Summer Camps.

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Miles Daley

 Served as the Co-President of the ETHS YTC club. Since graduation, I have served in the YTC Leadership club and helped organize and manage the YTC summer camps in 2020-2022

"I am currently studying Mathematics at the University of Vermont. I have always had an interest in technology and mathematics, and through YTC, I have developed a goal of providing education and resources to those who are not as fortunate as I am. I love interacting with our students, parents, and partner organizations about the services that we provide, and the creativity that our students can come up with because of these opportunities that they may not have otherwise had."

Jose Ariza
Apart of YTC since 2015, I have aided in the creation of curiculum and taught in the Robotics program in 2020-2023

"I have just graduated from Morton College with an associates degree in Computer Information Systems and I am on the crossroads of furthering my knowledge and skills in the computer field and/or entering the job market. My dream that I want to accomplish within these next 5 years would be to develop and release my own video game. Being apart of YTC's robotics team has been a great learning opportunity for me and I hope to continue helping and teaching for the foreseeable future."

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Christian Zamudio

"I am currently a student at the University of Illinois at Chicago, majoring in Electrical Engineering. Through my involvement with YTC I found even more passion in pursuing a career in an engineering field. YTC provided me with the tools to explore robotics in new ways and now, to be teaching other students the basics of robotics is amazing. As a child, I loved disassembling and repairing things, from my favorite video game consoles to computers. Over the years, my fascination with Halloween has grown, and now, I enjoy fixing old animatronics and even creating my own scary props."

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.

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