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Youth Technology Corps

Youth Technology Corps Teens and Technology: the Crossroads of the Future Youth Technology Corps is a Chicago nonprofit organization that teaches at-risk youth computer repair.

These computers are donated by the students to worthy causes, offering career building skills and a sense of giving back. To see the youth in action, watch one of YTC’s donation videos: http://tinyurl.com/YTCDonate

The vision of the YTC club in Evanston Township High school (ETHS) in Evanston,Illinois, is to democratize access to ref...
12/01/2022

The vision of the YTC club in Evanston Township High school (ETHS) in Evanston,Illinois, is to democratize access to refurbished technology such as desktop computers and laptops to low-income communities in the Evanston community and beyond while fostering long - term relationships with future donations, educational programs, and activities.

On the 30th November 2022, YTC made a donation of desktops computers and laptops to the families in Evanston through the Equity 4 Evanston program and the Childcare Network of Evanston.


To expand our footprint we have reached out to an Orphanage in Haiti, a village in Durango , Mexico and the Proswrites Foundation in Ghana. These organizations are also receiving laptops to support their missions as we take part in a global effort to Bridge the Digital Divide. Together through collaboration and new access to technologies they can facilitate digital skills advancement of youth, women and girls groups.

Special thanks to all donors who have being supportive of this vision by making available their computers, to the Stable Road Foundation, Sargent Lundy, and to the booster club at ETHS for purchasing 3D printer for the Club and canon 4000DSLR to support CEE Fellow, Prosper Tornyi in his projects back in Ghana.

Learn more about YTC read more on : https://Inkd.in/ dwMzJtn7
And visit us on the web at www.ytcorps.org

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Community Engagement Exchange Program

Pictures from the 2nd STEM workshop that took place on the 16th of November  2022 at the hub in Evanston Township High S...
11/28/2022

Pictures from the 2nd STEM workshop that took place on the 16th of November 2022 at the hub in Evanston Township High School.

We are looking forward to the YTC Connect drive by donating computers to identified groups in Chicago, Haiti, Mexico and Ghana.


Earlier the beginning of November, CEE fellow, Prosper ( in suit) with his U.S. Department of State Fellows were invited...
11/14/2022

Earlier the beginning of November, CEE fellow, Prosper ( in suit) with his U.S. Department of State Fellows were invited to the Rotary International International global office Evanston, Illinois to learn about the opportunities for collaboration while sharing more about his experience at Youth Technology Corps.

Our top highlights for October is to be able to collectively organize our YTC clubs in Evanston Township High School(ETH...
10/31/2022

Our top highlights for October is to be able to collectively organize our YTC clubs in Evanston Township High School(ETHS) and Morton East High School in Cicero, Chicago to fully get close to 40 laptops refurbished for donation.

📌 10 completed laptops refurbished by the club at Ciscero would be donated to a school in Durango, Mexico.

📌 The rest of the laptops would go to identified organizations in Evanstons and Chicago area.

📌 we had a road trip to Six flags Great America with some students from the ETHS YTC - it was fun and exciting 🤩🤩

📌 Organized the first STEM workshop at ETHS.

Our first STEM workshop came off last week! This is how we say goodbye to October.
10/31/2022

Our first STEM workshop came off last week!

This is how we say goodbye to October.

Happy FriYAY. We’ve been working hard to promote our engagements with STEM clubs at our host school - Evanston Township ...
10/28/2022

Happy FriYAY. We’ve been working hard to promote our engagements with STEM clubs at our host school - Evanston Township High school this week.

Ahead of the STEM Workshop dubbed meet and greet on Tuesday, Prosper met with the Girls Who Code to share insight on his work in promoting inclusion and access to STEM, Leadership and Entrepreneurship opportunities for young people including women in Ghana.

The STEM workshop brought together reps from the Women in Stem club and student activities to participate in the value assessment while learning about an opportunity to collaborate to donate refurbished computers to individuals and communities that need it most in November.

Earlier today, ahead of the STEM Workshop being hosted by Youth Technology Corps, we were invited by Girls Who Code club...
10/25/2022

Earlier today, ahead of the STEM Workshop being hosted by Youth Technology Corps, we were invited by Girls Who Code club to share insight on the work that is being done by Prosper and the team at YTC as a department of state CEE fellow.

The STEM Workshop is happening today at the hub in ETHS at 3:50pm.

The goal of this workshop is to meet new students from various stem groups, exchange ideas, have fun games together and ultimately invite them to support the vision of collaborating to donate refurbished computers to low income communities and organizations in Chicago and abroad.


We are hosting our first STEM Workshop Tomorrow and collaborating with WISTEM - Girls Who Code - Community Service - Esp...
10/24/2022

We are hosting our first STEM Workshop Tomorrow and collaborating with WISTEM - Girls Who Code - Community Service - Esports Team to explore working towards our shared vision on connecting young people to digital tools.

Two out of five high school students are likely to participate in an after school program that is geared towards buildin...
10/24/2022

Two out of five high school students are likely to participate in an after school program that is geared towards building critical thinking skills and providing leadership insight.

At YTC, we are actively incorporating value based learning to inspire others to make change.

10/19/2022

Ava is one of the club presidents at YTC. Her new values for this month is embracing happiness and challenges.

Take a sneak peek at her response in this video.

What is your value? How is that shaping your live? Care to share with us in the comment section.

One of the fun things we enjoy participating in every Wednesday is the value journey activity. This activity allows us t...
10/19/2022

One of the fun things we enjoy participating in every Wednesday is the value journey activity. This activity allows us to reimagine our world where our values and principles guide us to create an inclusive and sustainable environment that promotes learning and growth.

One of the fun things we enjoy participating in every Wednesday is the value journey activity. This activity allows us t...
10/19/2022

One of the fun things we enjoy participating in every Wednesday is the value journey activity. This activity allows us to reimagine our world where our values and principles guide us to create an inclusive and sustainable environment that promotes learning and growth.

We are revamping our website and decided to get a photo shot. This is our favorite pose!What do you think?
10/18/2022

We are revamping our website and decided to get a photo shot. This is our favorite pose!

What do you think?

Our goal is to continuously prepare young people to have the chance to learn a skill through refurbishing computers whil...
10/13/2022

Our goal is to continuously prepare young people to have the chance to learn a skill through refurbishing computers while developing their leadership and social skills.

These sets of laptops are being updated with softwares to be donated to individuals and orgs soon.

On Wednesday, together with the Community Engagement Exchange Program Fellow from Ghana - Prosper Tornyi, we got our han...
09/23/2022

On Wednesday, together with the Community Engagement Exchange Program Fellow from Ghana - Prosper Tornyi, we got our hands dirty by organizing what used to be our computer workstation and showroom for refurbished computers at Evanston Township High School. It looks much cleaner and organized now.

We have free spaces now and can't wait to get back at refurbishing more computers and laptops while learning about civic engagement skills, leadership, soft skills, starting an informal conversation on preparing for college.

Community Engagement Exchange Program U.S. Department of State Embassy of Ghana in Washington DC, USA U.S. Embassy Ghana Exchange Programs - U.S. Department of State

We welcome Prosper Tornyi to Chicago as a US Department of States Fellow. His is part of our after school program at Eva...
09/21/2022

We welcome Prosper Tornyi to Chicago as a US Department of States Fellow. His is part of our after school program at Evanston Township High School and Morton East High school. Prosper is an illustrious, visionary from Ghana.

www.facebook.com/CommunityEngagementExchange

The YTC Summer Robotics Camp starts Monday, June 28th and attendance is FREE!Apply here: http://ow.ly/EDER50FgbSrMore in...
06/22/2021
Youth Technology Corps 2021 Robotics Summer Camp Sign-Up

The YTC Summer Robotics Camp starts Monday, June 28th and attendance is FREE!

Apply here: http://ow.ly/EDER50FgbSr

More info: http://ow.ly/nDdO50FgbSs

WELCOME! Thank you for taking interest in this program! Students who sign up will learn an introductory robotics program this summer. If accepted, you will get a kit with diodes, resistors, breadboards, etc., to make projects work. Each class has 10 students, and 2 teachers, giving you personalized....

YTC is excited to announce our partnership with Kayne Anderson Capital Advisors Foundation. With their generous donation...
08/13/2018
Foundation - Kayne Anderson Capital Advisors, L.P.

YTC is excited to announce our partnership with Kayne Anderson Capital Advisors Foundation. With their generous donation of $5,000, YTC will be able to continue to provide youth with STEM skills, good citizenship, and recycling practices while bridging the digital divide.

Kayne Anderson Capital Advisors’ principals and many employees have made charitable giving an important part of their lives for many years. In 2011 we formed the Kayne Anderson Capital Advisors Foundation (KACAF) in order to:

 is hard at work refurbishing computers for Oakton Elementary School. Keep up the good work guys!
11/15/2017

is hard at work refurbishing computers for Oakton Elementary School. Keep up the good work guys!

Looking for something to do during the cold winter season. Come join Youth Technology Corps, Temple of Kung Fu, and teen...
11/14/2017
NinjaHacks | High School Hackathon | Northbrook Court Mall

Looking for something to do during the cold winter season. Come join Youth Technology Corps, Temple of Kung Fu, and teens from all over the area and put your skills to the test.

NinjaHacks is the first ever student-run, hackathon at Northbrook Court Mall. Across the span of three days, students from across the US will gather to build.

Thank you, Sifu Rich and Don Sirivat and Temple of Kung Fu for taking time out of your busy schedule to introduce our st...
11/13/2017

Thank you, Sifu Rich and Don Sirivat and Temple of Kung Fu for taking time out of your busy schedule to introduce our students to an incredible opportunity. We're all excited about seeing your dojo / coding studio next Monday with our students.

12/27/2016

What a year! If you care about community, grass roots movements, and helping underserved children get the STEM skills that could help them gain future opportunities, then we would be extremely grateful for your a donation to YTC this holiday season.

www.ytc.org

11/16/2016

Looking for ways to help support local grass roots initiatives? Did you know that you could help show support for Youth Technology Corps(YTC) by adding one word to the website you visit to shop online? If you share in that guilty pleasure, known as Amazon, this will be an incredibly easy adjustment. Next time you shop, instead of heading to amazon.com, add the smile you'll get from knowing you are doing your part to help others at the front of the website you type in. Go to smile.amazon.com, and for charity you would like to support, click on Youth Technology Corps. Once you make your selection, only thing you need to do next is ensure when you shop on Amazon, add that smile. Amazon donates a portion to the organization, and you have nothing else to do. No, you don't get charged for this donation, but you do get to help by doing what you already do.

Problem with unused electronic items piling up around the house? Why not donate them to a great cause. My company, Elite...
11/05/2016
Youth Technology Corps | Teens and Technology: The Crossroads of the Future

Problem with unused electronic items piling up around the house? Why not donate them to a great cause. My company, Elite Integrations, located in Winnetka, is a partner to a great organization that could put your useless or unused electronics to help an incredible local organization. With the donated technology, you'll improve lives of so many low income and impoverished people within Evanston and surrounding communities. With all donations, you'll get a receipt in which you can write the donation off on your taxes as well. Really sounds like a win, win to me. You can visit youthtechnologycorps.org or private message me if you'd like to know more. Why not turn your unused electronics into something good for so many, instead of adding more pollution to the environment and landfills.

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My students wiping hard drives, getting ready to install W7
03/17/2014

My students wiping hard drives, getting ready to install W7

11/08/2013

Welcome the newest school to the YTC family.
Horace Mann Academy. An elementary and Middle school located in the South Side of Chicago. Under the Capable instruction of Ms. Kelly Samuel we expect them to bloom. Welcome!

08/30/2013

The school year has started, Congrats to all student on the first week of school! Tell your friends and family about YTC and bring a few with you to the club.

YTC successfully completed our 4th annual Midwest summer camp and the report is ready for your viewing in our notes section. We also want students to complete a short reflection and submit it to [email protected].
More details on what it should contain coming soon.

06/19/2013

Sorry to all with mentions, etc for the lack of response. YTC is overwhelmed with camp prep and has been neglecting social media. :(

Iron Tech Computer Competition
06/11/2013

Iron Tech Computer Competition

06/11/2013

North Carolina!!!! Are you ready for YTC? July 15-20 2013
Like this status if you are attending this camp
comment "me" if you would like to join the fun this year

Address

1055 W. Bryn Mawr/Ste. F-218
Chicago, IL
60660

General information

Follow us on Twitter! www.twitter.com/ytcorps Check out some of our videos http://www.youtube.com/user/ytcorps

Telephone

(773) 523-2788

Website

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Basic Computer Refurbishment

The solid foundation of YTC’s programs has been the refurbishment and upgrading of used PCs, donated by individuals, businesses and institutions.

Students start with a hands-on experience in which skilled instructors show them how to take computers apart, test the components, reassemble good components into working machines, and load new YTC software. In the process, they gain comfort and familiarity with PC technology which has become essential to how they will learn in school and work when they graduate.

They then donate and set up computer labs in schools, churches, youth centers, senior homes and other places, chosen by the students themselves, where they are needed most. The students run and maintain those labs and teach others in the community how to use the computers, software, networks and the Internet to do real work. In doing so, they reinforce what they have learned and also gain basic teaching skills.

They can then use this technology platform they have helped to build to pursue other interests in structured YTC programs that let them explore, design and implement real scientific research, new applications of technology, productions using new video and web media, or entrepreneurial business ideas of their own.
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Advanced Programs

After a couple of semesters, we find our students want to go on to bigger and better things, that are natural extensions of our basic computer refurbishment programs. Following our own students’ interests, we have developed several advanced programs. They build on the infrastructure and momentum that already exists at our program sites, and run in parallel with the basic programs, but at different times, so participants can stay involved in both.

We are finding high success rates attributable to building such programs on an existing technology foundation, and (from the point of view of each student participant) on an existing, trusting relationship with familiar people, technologies and after school program structure.

A key motivational element is that each students gets to set and achieve real, career-relevant goals of their own choosing. These can be professional qualifications, the chance of becoming an instructor in the program, practical experience with the elements of building and running a business,internship with a corporate or institutional partner.

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YTC Mexico Exchange 2008 Youth Technology Corps took 24 Chicago Public School students to Durango, Mexico and donated 100 computers to communities in need. They stayed with the families of Durango and attended classes with their fellow Mexican students. They returned to the US changed forever. For most of my students it was the first time they were on an airplane.
Youth Technology Corps We are revamping our website and decided to get a photo shot. This is our favorite pose!

What do you think?

[ Recycling Technology ] Working and Reporting today with a long-term community youth organization to recycle equipment into High School programming and then back into social agencies and Community groups that need technology ...

We take out of service tech equipment from corporations ... we.then sort it and redistribute through high school after school programs throughout the Chicagoland area where they refurbish all the equipment ... then students donate the equipment back into social agencies and community organizations such as homeless shelters, substance abuse programs, women shelters, churches, immigrant centers and other community organizations

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Youth Technology Corps After School Programming for Teenagers Computer Recycling with downtown companies donating used equipment for after school programs high schools with an organization and we have worked with for close to 15 years let's help people all over the years world to bridge the digital divide ...
All it takes is something you already do to support a grass roots cause.
This FREE Program is designed to expose youth (13-17 age) GIRLS and Boys to the following technologies: App Development, Web Development, Graphic Design & Computer Repair. Please share this resource with anyone in the Chicago land area!
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