Techie Youth's mission is to create economic opportunities for at-risk youth, teens in foster care and low-income individuals facing challenging life situations, by utilizing technology-skills training to establish financial self-sufficiency and long-term career stability. Our emphasis is on redirecting the life-path of youth and young-adults who are on a track towards homelessness or incarceration.
Our methods provide each participant with opportunity & attention; this is our core ideology that is implemented by every Techie Youth staff member.
Specifically, we provide youth with a highly-tailored accelerated education in computer-technologies, hands-on training and individualized coaching to guide them towards a lucrative technology-driven career, and empower them to become financially self-sustaining career professionals.
Craig Newmark Philanthropies and Craig Newmark, founder of craigslist
Adam Winkel, Jane Street Capital
Joanne & Fred Wilson, Union Square Ventures
...and many other donors whom we are forever grateful for your support of Techie Youth!
We welcome in-kind donations of: - Functioning laptops, tablets and electronics
- Any items potentially useful in our classrooms
- Tickets to sports, music or entertainment events or activities to enrich the lives of our students
- Bicycles, electric scooters and other modes of transportation that can be gifted to our students
- Have something else?
Please email to discuss how you can contribute to this rewarding initiative :)
We can arrange local pick-up for items that are in large-bulk quantities. Smaller quantities will need to be delivered or shipped to us (please contact us before sending anything!)
Techie Youth is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit registered charity of New York City