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Mission

Mission of Techie Youth

Techie Youth's mission is to utilize technology with education to redirect the life path of foster kids and at-risk youth 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.

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Recognition

WPIX 11 News at the Bushwick Techie Youth Center

ABC Viewpoint interviews T.Y. Long Island students

Ed Oates, Co-founder, Oracle Corporation

Everyone keeps saying "Study STEM", and that is true enough. But how do you get on that path if you are in foster-care without parents involved in your life?

Techie Youth gets foster-kids started using practical steps from which they can earn actual money in a computer-career while helping others with their technical challenges.

They not only become the experts, but also learn valuable skills in dealing with people, researching technical questions, and communicating answers in a concise way to those who do not know as much about technology. With those skills and effort, they can earn their way up the technology career ladder.
Techie Youth is a great place to start!

- Edward A. Oates, Co-founder, Oracle Corporation
Craig Newmark, Founder, Craigslist

Everyone deserves a break, and children in foster care could use a hand that helps seriously empower them, that connects them to others in similar circumstances, and that provides career opportunities for a successful career and life.
Techie Youth does just that.

- Craig Newmark, Founder, Craigslist
Minerva Tantoco, NYC CTO

'The future is already here, it just isn't evenly distributed,' is one of my favorite quotes from sci-fi writer William
Gibson. For me it highlights that access to progress and change is not always evenly or equitably distributed.

In New York City, we're committed to building a smart and equitable city that broadens access to tech for all New Yorkers. That's why NYC is proud of organizations like Techie Youth, who provide opportunities to New Yorkers who might not otherwise have them.

- Minerva Tantoco, Chief Technology Officer for the City of New York
Steven Bandrowczak, SVP, HP

Techie Youth has a phenomenal mission, guiding the most-neglected "forgotten" youth
of our society to grow into self-sufficient contributing career-driven IT professionals.

We at HP wholeheartedly support this important cause, and look forward to
Techie Youth's success in reducing homelessness nationwide while simultaneously
strengthening our IT workforce - that benefits everyone!

- Steven Bandrowczak, Senior Vice President, HP Global Business Service
held former roles as CIO of HP, Lenovo, Nortel, Avnet & DHL

WNYW Fox5 News visits the Techie Youth Center

Techie Youth on News 12 Brooklyn

[Español] NY1 Noticias: en T.Y.

[Español] El Diario La Prensa

[Español] Univision en Techie Youth

ABC Here & Now interviews T.Y. Manhattan students

NY1 News visits the Techie Youth Manhattan classroom

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