Youth Technology Corps

Youth Technology Corps Teens and Technology: the Crossroads of the Future
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12/02/2023

Youth Technology Corps is turning students into teachers in order to Democratize Education. Our students in Evanston are training students in Ethiopia, who in turn, will be mentoring students in Namibia and Cameroon in 2024.

YTC hosted 45 students and teachers from the COBAED Schools of Durango, Mexico, for a week of technology and cultural ex...
11/20/2023

YTC hosted 45 students and teachers from the COBAED Schools of Durango, Mexico, for a week of technology and cultural exchange with YTC partners from October 22-29, 2023, in Chicago. Their visit included meetings and visits with Morton East High School and Morton College in Cicero, NorthWestrern University and Evanston Township High School, Evanston, Illinois.

Happy STEM Education Day!  STEM education is at the forefront of making a difference in our lives and the world around u...
11/08/2023

Happy STEM Education Day! STEM education is at the forefront of making a difference in our lives and the world around us. From inspiring the next generation of innovators and problem solvers to advancing the way we address global challenges, STEM education is truly revolutionary. Let's take a moment to celebrate the impact it has had on us all!
Youth Technology Corps joins the rest of the United States to celebrate National STEM Day. Luzette Kuwung, Community Solutions Fellow from Cameroon, placed in YTC, joins the YTC team in igniting the passion for future STEM professionals.


Our Fourth Annual robotics camp is live! πŸŽ‰ Our dedicated instructors have tirelessly put in a lot of time and effort to ...
07/05/2023

Our Fourth Annual robotics camp is live! πŸŽ‰

Our dedicated instructors have tirelessly put in a lot of time and effort to ensure this year's camp is the best one yet.

Join us for YTC's FREE Virtual Robotics Camp, a STEM education program focusing on robotics and programming using the Arduino platform.

πŸ‘¨β€πŸ« Taught by a team of passionate Youth Technology Corp students, graduates, and volunteers, this camp promises an immersive learning experience. Get ready to dive into the exciting world of robotics!

πŸ’‘ Each student will receive a complimentary robotics kit to enhance their hands-on learning journey.

Please email us at: [email protected] for any inquiries.

Through collaboration with the US-GH Alumni Association through the Public Affairs office of the US Embassy of Ghana, Yo...
06/21/2023

Through collaboration with the US-GH Alumni Association through the Public Affairs office of the US Embassy of Ghana, Youth Technology Corps, Mobile Web Ghana, Project Management Institute-Ghana, and For the Future of Ghana and individual facilitators, the 2022 CEE Fellow Alumni', Prosper Tornyi - Ghana and his team at Proswrites Foundation has graduated 30 participants.

These are young women between the ages 16 - 27 from community high school, Aveyime Battor Senior High Technical School, University of Ghana, Akatsi training college, Alumni of high schools and Tertiary institutions in the Empowered to Lead G.I.R.L (Gender, Inclusion, & Resilient Leadership) project with 21st-century digital literacy and leadership skills which spanned 10-weeks of virtual sessions.

Gender Inclusion in Ghana's Education has grown in the past and present through government intervention programs to promote STEM ( Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) Education. The gender gap is around 8% for every girl to get access to resources and networks to promote their interest in digital, STEM, and leadership careers. Significant impact usually occurs when civil society organizations collaborate with public and private institutions to accelerate outcomes.

The Empowered to Lead Gender, Inclusion, and Resilient Leadership (G.I.R.L.)Fellows of the program will have to model the peer-to-peer mentoring of the project, which will take place between the big sisters (tertiary participants) and the younger sisters ( high school participants) as their post-program activity. The closing ceremony occurred in Accra, Ghana, at the American Corner, Agbogba, on Saturday, June 17, 2023.

EXCITING NEWS from Evanston Township High School! πŸŽ‰πŸ“’Youth Technology Corps (YTC) is thrilled to announce our Major Donat...
06/18/2023

EXCITING NEWS from Evanston Township High School! πŸŽ‰πŸ“’

Youth Technology Corps (YTC) is thrilled to announce our Major Donation Event's success on June 11th, 2023!

We are incredibly proud to share that we were able to donate a staggering 100 laptops and desktops to our beloved community. This achievement wouldn't have been possible without our fantastic hero students' dedication and hard work.

These exceptional students have invested countless hours after school, pouring their hearts and souls into making this event a reality. Their unwavering commitment has truly made a difference in bridging the technology gap for our community.

We also want to express our heartfelt gratitude to the media who graced us with their presence, capturing this remarkable milestone. Your coverage helps spread the word and inspires others to join us in creating a better technology future.

A special shoutout goes to all the incredible parents and guardians who attended the event. We recognize and appreciate your deep concern for your children's education and the importance of equipping them with the best tools for success. Your support and dedication made this event truly remarkable!

At YOUTH TECHNOLOGY CORPS, we believe in empowering the next generation through technology. With the generous donation of laptops and desktops, we strive to create equal opportunities for all students, unlocking their full potential and paving the way for a brighter future.

Let's continue building a world where every young mind has the tools to dream, create, and succeed. Help us sustain our donations by donating through this link:

https://www.youthtechnologycorps.org/donate-sponsor-volunteer-here.

06/15/2023

πŸ€–πŸŽ‰ Calling all aspiring young engineers and innovators!

Get ready for an unforgettable adventure at our FREE Virtual Robotics Camp, powered by Arduino!

At our camp, your child will delve into the exciting world of robotics and programming while learning to create and control their very own robots using Arduino technology. From understanding the basics of electricity to coding and assembling components, our campers will gain hands-on experience and develop critical problem-solving skills. They'll be the masterminds behind their own robots, bringing their imaginative creations to life! And that's not all! Each camper will receive a complimentary robotics kit, packed with all the tools they need to embark on this thrilling journey of discovery.

At our camp, education meets fun! We believe in learning through play, ensuring that your child enjoys every step of the way. They'll make new friends, collaborate on exciting projects, and ignite their passion for science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM).

πŸ—“οΈ Join us for one of our two camp sessions:
1️⃣ July 5 to July 28: Classes at 10 AM, 12 PM, and an afternoon time to be determined based on preference.
2️⃣ July 21 to August 4: Same class times as above.

Don't miss this incredible opportunity to ignite your child's curiosity, creativity, and love for robotics! πŸš€ Enroll them now for our FREE Virtual Robotics Camp and watch their dreams take flight.

πŸ“… CHANGE OF DATE for our Robotics Camp: Mark your calendars! Because we want to reach as many youngsters as possible, ou...
06/13/2023

πŸ“… CHANGE OF DATE for our Robotics Camp: Mark your calendars! Because we want to reach as many youngsters as possible, our FREE virtual robotics camp offers two sessions with NEW DATES.

The first session runs from July 5 to July 28, with classes at 10 AM, 12 PM, and an afternoon time to be determined based on preference. The second session is from July 21 to August 4, with the same class times. Don't miss out on this opportunity to immerse your child in the world of robotics this summer.

Application: https://forms.gle/GyVNxDP2eZnSfYvY8

πŸ“’ Exciting Announcement! Join us for the YTC Mega Donation Event on June 11th at 10 AM!  We're thrilled to be donating 1...
06/10/2023

πŸ“’ Exciting Announcement!

Join us for the YTC Mega Donation Event on June 11th at 10 AM! We're thrilled to be donating 100 Laptops & Desktops to support education and empower young minds.

πŸ“ Location: Evanston Township High School
Please mark your calendars and be ready to meet us at this incredible venue.

This event is a fantastic opportunity to impact and positively bridge the digital divide in our community. Don't miss out on the chance to contribute to the future of education!

Save the date, spread the word, and unite to transform lives through technology.

🌳πŸ”₯ Exploring Nature and Making Memories with YTC club members from ETHS! πŸ”₯🌳Last Tuesday, we had an unforgettable field t...
06/10/2023

🌳πŸ”₯ Exploring Nature and Making Memories with YTC club members from ETHS! πŸ”₯🌳

Last Tuesday, we had an unforgettable field trip with a group of 16 enthusiastic high school students from YTC club members in Evanston Township High School. Our goal was to engage our participants and connect them with nature, and let me tell you; it was an absolute blast!

Our destination for the day was the breathtaking Starved Rock State Park, where we planned an exciting adventure filled with exploration and delicious food. We fired up the grill and set up a sizzling BBQ station, ready to cook some mouthwatering treats. The tantalizing aroma of grilled goodness filled the air, setting the stage for a fantastic experience.

Once our appetites were satisfied, we embarked on a journey through the park, immersing ourselves in its diverse flora and fauna. Towering trees, vibrant wildflowers, and fascinating wildlife surrounded us everywhere. We shared interesting facts about the ecosystem, fostering a deep appreciation for the wonders of the natural world.

We encouraged our students to ask questions throughout the day, nurturing their curiosity and thirst for knowledge. We discussed the importance of environmental conservation and how we can play a role in preserving our planet's beauty. Witnessing their eagerness to learn and dedication to positively impacting the world was inspiring.

This field trip was a testament to the power of experiential learning and the joy of immersing oneself in the great outdoors. We extend our heartfelt gratitude to Evanston Township High School for entrusting us with their incredible students and the Youth Technology Corps for allowing us to create such cherished memories.

To the fantastic students who joined us on this journey, thank you for your enthusiasm, curiosity, and infectious energy. And always Remember, the world is yours to discover!

Rock State Park

YTC embarked on a transformative robotics journey three years ago as computers evolved into less repairable devices. πŸ€– D...
06/02/2023

YTC embarked on a transformative robotics journey three years ago as computers evolved into less repairable devices. πŸ€– Discover the fascinating story behind the creation of Youth Technology Corps' exceptional Virtual Robotics Camp, and make sure to secure your spot for this year's thrilling summer camp! πŸ”₯

https://www.youthtechnologycorps.org/post/ytc-embarks-on-4th-annual-virtual-robotics-camp

Learn more about our YTC Robotics journey! In 2016, we embarked on a journey to adapt and evolve alongside the changing landscape of technology. As computers became increasingly complex to repair, we made a bold decision to expand YTC beyond computers to include the fascinating world of robotics. Un...

πŸ€– We're thrilled to announce our fourth annual robotics camp! πŸŽ‰ Our dedicated instructors are working tirelessly to ensu...
05/31/2023

πŸ€– We're thrilled to announce our fourth annual robotics camp! πŸŽ‰

Our dedicated instructors are working tirelessly to ensure this year's camp is the best one yet. Join us for YTC's FREE Virtual Robotics Camp, a STEM education program focusing on robotics and programming using the Arduino platform.

πŸ‘¨β€πŸ« Taught by a team of passionate Youth Technology Corp students, graduates, and volunteers, this camp promises an immersive learning experience. Get ready to dive into the exciting world of robotics!

πŸ’‘ Each student will receive a complimentary robotics kit to enhance their hands-on learning journey. 🎁 Don't miss out on this incredible opportunity!

Save the flyer below and stay tuned for more updates on our annual robotics camp. We can't wait to embark on this transformative journey with you. Let's inspire young minds and foster a love for robotics and STEM education together. πŸš€

Application: https://forms.gle/GyVNxDP2eZnSfYvY8

Yesterday was a fantastic day for our YTC club! πŸŽ‰We had so much fun at the Evanston High School fair, where we met the n...
05/17/2023

Yesterday was a fantastic day for our YTC club! πŸŽ‰

We had so much fun at the Evanston High School fair, where we met the new students and their families who are joining the school next fall. We showed them our unique projects and activities in our club, such as learning about computers, refurbishing old devices, and building robots.

We also told them about our mission to donate these laptops to underserved communities and how they can join us in making a positive difference in the world. 🌎
We hope to see many of them in our club this fall and start their journey with us in exploring the wonderful world of technology. πŸš€

Not only them, but If you are interested in being part of the change we’re making, either as a donor or a volunteer, send us a private message. We would love to hear from you!

We are so proud of our Heroes! πŸ™Œ On Sunday, April 30th, YTC cyber service and future business leaders club members from ...
05/09/2023

We are so proud of our Heroes! πŸ™Œ

On Sunday, April 30th, YTC cyber service and future business leaders club members from Morton East High School donated 30 refurbished laptops and PCs to people in need. They spent several weeks working on these devices, fixing hardware and software issues and installing new applications. They also learned valuable teamwork, problem-solving, project management and communication skills.

We delivered the computers to local organizations such as La Casa Norte, The Cicero Community Collaborative and Inner-City Impact that support families that don’t have access to technology. Our volunteers expressed their happiness to help YTC achieve its mission to prepare youth for the technology-driven future through education and civic engagement. They hope their donation will inspire others to join their cause and help bridge the digital divide in their community.

We are so grateful for their dedication and generosity. They are truly heroes in our eyes. Thank you for making a difference! πŸ’™

We are delighted to introduce our CEE fellows, Eslien Tsuses and Hossam Basha, who will join us from April to July 2023....
05/04/2023

We are delighted to introduce our CEE fellows, Eslien Tsuses and Hossam Basha, who will join us from April to July 2023. The Community Engagement Exchange Program (CEE) is a prestigious leadership development program sponsored by the U.S. Department of State and implemented by IREX. It brings together 130 fellows from 70 countries who are working on issues related to civic dialogue and peacebuilding, open and participatory government, women and gender, resilience and sustainable development and youth engagement. Eslien and Hossam were selected from over 6000 applicants and will contribute their professional and leadership management skills at YTC by leading our fundraising & marketing, and development strategies.

Here is a brief overview of their backgrounds and interests:

Hossam focuses on creating sustainable income-generating opportunities for youth. He works on youth empowerment, specifically within the scope of the online business and e-commerce fields. He aspires to inspire young people who do not find opportunities in the public or private sectors to create a productive society.

Eslien has professional and volunteer experience with the Namibia Red Cross Society and the Ministry of Information Communication Technology at the Okombahe Multi-Purpose Center. She is a former project manager at I am the key children media, a non-profit organization working on bringing children into the socio-economic development of Namibia through child participatory methods. She is a project coordinator and consultant with NGOs, preparing them for funding opportunities.

We look forward to working with them and learning from their diverse perspectives and experiences. Please join us in welcoming them to our team!

This is how we envisioned our YTC connects vision. Creating a platform to connect the world with technology. We are exci...
04/21/2023

This is how we envisioned our YTC connects vision. Creating a platform to connect the world with technology.

We are excited to have our Ghana partner, Proswrites Foundation led by YTC Fall instructor, Prosper Tornyi, who joined us on the Community Engagement Exchange Program, an ECA program funded by the US Government with support from the U.S. states department and implemented by IREX leading his Empowered to Lead G.I.R.L ( Gender Inclusion and Resilient Leadership) project in his home community.

The 5 computers donated to the Aveyime Battor Senior Technical High school would go a long way to birth problem-solvers and digitally inclined female students. We believe the extra 5 computers would also serve other school communities.

04/21/2023

Earlier on the 19th April 2023, Community Engagement Exchange Alumni, Prosper Tornyi, with his colleague, Edem at Proswrites Foundation were at Aveyime-Battor Senior High Technical School (ABAST) to make a donation of 5 Hp Laptop Computers to the school in aid of the ongoing Empowered To Lead G.I.R.L (Gender Inclusion and Resilient Leadership) program of his Community Engagement Project plan with focus on equipping 40 - 50 female students ( high school and tertiary) between the ages of 16 - 27 years with practical workshops on; leadership, digital skills, Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics(STEM) career interests, and problem solving skills. The main goal of the project is to close the women - gender gap and encourage peer to peer learning. The Headmaster, together with some teachers were in attendance of the donation ceremony. Currently, 20 female students from ABAST are participating virtually in the workshops where 20 more females in tertiary have been shortlisted to undergo the program.

The leadership of the Aveyime Battor Senior High Technical School ( ABAST) appreciated Youth Technology Corps - Chicago, and the Proswrites Foundation Team for this collaboration to impact lives through technology!

Learn more about the Community Engagement Exchange program -- https://www.irex.org/project/community-engagement-exchange

Credit: Proswrites Foundation

U.S. Embassy Ghana IREX Community Engagement Exchange Program

YTC joins up with Morton East Future Business Leaders of America to donate seven computers to families supported by Cora...
04/11/2023

YTC joins up with Morton East Future Business Leaders of America to donate seven computers to families supported by CorazΓ³n, whose representatives are Vanessa Melgoza and Gina Estrada.

Partnership news πŸ—žοΈ β€” Over the last couple of months, YTC has established partnership with Proswrites Foundation in Ghan...
04/08/2023

Partnership news πŸ—žοΈ β€”

Over the last couple of months, YTC has established partnership with Proswrites Foundation in Ghana through the support of the US Department of State Community Engagement Exchange Program which connected us to our 2022 Fall Volunteer at YTC, Prosper Tornyi ( Founder of Proswrites Foundation).

The 10 computers donated to his organization were fully refurbished and updated with softwares by the students of the Evanston Township High School(ETHS) YTC club. All the 10 computers and a canon 4000D camera πŸ“· from the booster club at ETHS was part of the resources donated which arrived in Ghana in March this year for the running of the digital lab programs set out by Proswrites Foundation β€” connecting the unreached communities.

We look forward to working closely to see more impactful outcomes of this partnership while addressing the digital divide gap across the globe.


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For the past 10 weeks, we’ve had the opportunity to work with our first volunteer on the Community Engagement Exchange P...
12/15/2022

For the past 10 weeks, we’ve had the opportunity to work with our first volunteer on the Community Engagement Exchange Program.

Prosper has completed his US based practicum with Youth Technology Corps, Chicago and received his completion certificate in Washington,DC.

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.

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

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

πŸ“Œ we had a road trip to Six flags Great America with some students from the ETHS YTC - it was fun and exciting 🀩🀩

πŸ“Œ 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.

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