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Leadership Committee

In 2020, in the midst of the pandemic. David Finkel reached out to recently graduated YTC Club leaders who volunteered to lead the next group of club members 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.


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. 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

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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The six members of the Leadership Committee are upgrading the curriculum for younger students, as young as first and second grade.The team is preparing for it's fourth consecutive year. In addition to students from Cicero, Evanston and Chicago, students from Durango Mexico and Ethiopia are planning to participate.  Preparing the student teachers begins in March and the Free Summer Robotics Course will begin the third week of June through the end of July.

Leadership Team Members includes;

1. Miles Daley

2. Jose Ariza

3. Christian Zamudio

4. Marlene Urbina

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