Urban Tech
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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

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.

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  • "...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." -The Honorable Charles E. Schumer, United States Senator for New York
  • "Urban Tech has transformed lives; there aren't many programs that do that." -Dr. Ramón González, Founding Principal, Laboratory School of Finance and Technology, Bronx, NY
  • "The mission of Urban Tech is an exceptional way to inspire students to develop competencies necessary to better their quality of life." -The Honorable Kirsten Gillibrand, United States Senator for New York
  • "This partnership between Urban Tech and Jason Learning is critically important… It's a wholistic approach to changing kids' lives." -Dr. Stephen M. Coan, President & CEO, Sea Research Foundation, and 2014 Urban Tech Education Award Honoree
  • "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,can make a positive difference in the lives of the people." -The Honorable Bill de Blasio, Mayor, City of New York