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Urban Tech's

Youth Leadership Academy®

YLA® is a research-based education program
that resonates with students ages 8-14.

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Teaching Life & Social Skills

Self-Control & Respect for Others
Bullying & Violence Prevention
Student Leadership & Team Building
Health & Wellness
Educational Planning for College & Careers
Financial Literacy

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The National Urban Technology Center (Urban Tech) a not-for-profit educational corporation, transforms lives through the power of technology giving youth the capacity for positive behavior and educational success.

  • "...Urban Tech, (is) an outstanding nonprofit that has developed web-based programming for students on issues such as relationships, substance abuse, and reproductive health." -Sir Elton John
  • "I admire the people [at Urban Tech] who work to bring the tools of the future to our youth so that they can grow and succeed, not just in school or at a job, but in life." -Patti LaBell
  • "Urban Tech is at the forefront of one of America's most important tasks: ensuring that every child, regardless of race, station in life, or region of the country, has the tools to reach his or her full potential." -President Bill Clinton
  • "Urban Technology Center has helped to educate and provide opportunities, making citizens ready to take on the challenges of a complex and ever changing world." -Senator Charles Schumer
  • "Urban Tech's history of creating skills and opportunities for lifelong success in school, work and life gives us hope for the future." -Dr. Louis Sullivan
  • "For the past 15 years, Urban Tech has been at the forefront of promoting learning and academic performance, and workforce preparation among disadvantaged youth." -Andrew Cuomo
  • "Urban Tech is a terrific example of how a dedicated network of professionals, donors, and other community members can make a positive difference in the lives of the people they are called to serve." -Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg
  • "I think we can make major impacts by providing adaptive interfaces for the students not only to learn life skills, but also to take them towards academic excellence." -Dr. Nishikant Sonwalkar