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Delivering products and programs to engage student inquiry and imagination.
Enabling interactive classroom activities for individual students, small groups and whole class modules.
Enhancing classroom activities with at home engagement
To reach potential, young people need more than academic education. They need character education.
The National Urban Technology Center, Inc. (Urban Tech) develops education curriculum and services for building social/life skills, improved academic skills, and financial and digital literacy skills for underserved youth. Through our Youth Leadership Academy ® (YLA) courses, students develop fundamental skills for life effectiveness, including: recognizing and managing emotions, developing caring and concern for others, establishing positive relationships, making responsible decisions, and handling challenging situations constructively and ethically.
RECENT BLOG POSTS
Welcome to our new blog. For 20 years, we’ve pursued a goal to help underprivileged kids bridge the digital divide and develop Life Skills. The “digital divide” seems pretty self explanatory, but what the heck are “Life Skills,” anyway? Life Skills cover the Social and Emotional Learning (“SEL”) aspects of education, including tools for developing Student Leadership &[…]
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While it remains to be seen if Success Academy’s approach will result in long-term achievement, one wonders whether the scholars produced by the Success Academy’s system will be prepared for the challenges and opportunities that come with higher education without social and emotional learning. Dr. Maurice Elias, an expert on SEL from Rutgers University, maintains “Emotional well-being[…]