At Urban Tech, we understand how little time teachers and administrators have to facilitate professional development throughout the school day. Our Youth Leadership Academy (YLA) offers easy to use curriculum and instructional materials that are designed to enhance the teaching experience. We provide convenient on-line support and hands-on staff development to improve the usability of the product.


Our Track Record and Success

Evaluators have said that Teachers, Principals and Parents are excited about how quickly they see results when using our technology to awaken students and empower them to become lifelong learners and leaders in their communities.

YLA Outcomes
  • Teaching consequences of at-risk behavior

  • Improving communication & tolerance across cultures

  • Using technology as a tool to motivate & improve learning

  • Increasing grades and graduation rates

YLA Speaks To Students

Multiple modalities give all learners an opportunity to interact with different materials. The content is geared toward young people's interests and experiences


  • Full animated videos and broken down clips - teachers can play a full video or go through the video in shorter, easier to digest clips

  • Written text for verbal dialogue - each video also plays out the text version of the words to make it easier for students who need visual supports

  • Short and longer texts for reading comprehension - module materials and Instructor Notes spell out several options to expand and contract reading passages to meet the needs of learners at different reading levels

  • Writing Practice - personal journals online or journal quesions for offline writing allow students ample writing practice

  • Discussion topics - break out small groups of students or pairs to talk through topics - students helping students practice engaging with peers