WPIX 11 News at the Bushwick Techie Youth Center
ABC Viewpoint interviews T.Y. Long Island students
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!
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.
'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.