The Techie Youth solution: leveraging education in IT/web-technologies to completely-redirect the roadmap of youth-at-risk towards a path of life success
Teach foster-care youth a profession that will save and ensure their future
Give a man a fish and he eats for a day.
Teach a man to fish and he eats for life...
Curtailing the homeless-problem at its source, before youth-at-risk become homeless
The initiative is simple
We provide free IT education to any adolescent or young-adult in the foster-care system who is motivated to learn a trade.
Technology is the key differentiator
Rather than educating towards a manual-labor trade or college degree, Techie Youth trains and prepares kids to become career-professionals in the computer/IT sector.
The solution is in the tech-sector
IT has immediate tangible job-opportunities, is often merit-based and does not require a degree for hire, and has amongst the highest average earnings of any professional-field, plus to date there has been a constant hiring-need regardless of economy.
Huge rewards for program success
Any of the students who embrace the education could within a very short time be earning much more than what is required to live adequately, certainly enough to avoid homelessness and to be financially-motivated to steer away from risky-influences.