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Mission of Techie Youth

Techie Youth's mission is to create economic opportunities for teens in foster care and at-risk youth by utilizing technology-focused career skills training to establish financial self-sufficiency and long-term professional stability. Our emphasis is on redirecting the life-path of youth and young-adults who are on a track towards homelessness or incarceration.

Our programs provide each participant with opportunity & attention; this is our core coaching ideology implemented by each Techie Youth team member.

Each youth participant receives an accelerated education in computer-based career training, tailored to their interests, with individualized coaching. Our goal is to empower them to become financially self-sustaining technology professionals.



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, First 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 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, President & Chief Operations Officer, XeroxHeld former roles as CIO of HP, Lenovo, Nortel, Avnet & DHL

WNBC coverage of Foster Gifts by Techie Youth

WABC coverage of Foster Gifts by Techie Youth

WNYW Fox5 News visits the Techie Youth Center

Techie Youth on News 12 Brooklyn

[Español] El Diario 2018 (cover story)

[Español] NY1 Noticias: en T.Y.

[Español] Univision en Techie Youth

[Español] El Diario 2016

ABC Here & Now interviews T.Y. Manhattan students

NY1 News visits the Techie Youth Manhattan classroom

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