We were honored to host The Youth Technology Corps (YTC) annual summer camp from July 22-27 where students and mentors came together for team building, skills development, and community giving. The week wrapped up with a Peace Fire offering students an opportunity to share their story and reflect on what they learned.
YTC is a collection of community/school computer clubs and associated partners connected and supported through a central hub.
YTC operates after-school computer clubs in metro Chicago where more than 1800 youth have refurbished and donated more than 3,200 computers to more than 40 communities.
Since 2009, YTC has offered free summer computer camps in Missouri hosting more than 300 youth from more than 30 communities in seven states.
Since 2010, YTC has held Titanium Tech Competitions every spring in Cicero, Illinois where 150 youth have demonstrated their expertise as they compete for medals.
YTC provides under-served youth with STEM learning, good citizenship and recycling practices while bridging the digital divide all in the communities where they live.
Over fifteen years, and under the direction of President David Finkel, YTC has built a working model and assembled key partnerships in Chicago; North Carolina; and Durango, Mexico.