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We're here to empower a generation of creators to be change agents in their lives, community and the world.

 
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Our Story

Youth Can Do I.T. (YCDI) is a youth empowerment organization was founded by Lianne McNaughton in 2016 and based in Kingston, Jamaica. The mission of YCDI is to empower youth through skill-building, self actualizing programmes that prepare them for the jobs of the future. 

Learn more about Our Story  here.

Our Vision

Our Vision is to empower a generation of creators to be change agents in their lives, community and the world.

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Our Impact

2,000+

Youth engaged in our events (school tours, career days, conferences)

500+

Youth participated in one of our programmes (DLD, Summer Camp, Mentorship, Workshops)

30+

Youth employed as a result of their engagement with YCDI

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Our Programs

We provide engaging, educational and empowering programs and experiences that will equip the participants with the skillset and the mindset for the digital world.

Learn more about Our Programs here.

2 DAYS TO THE EVENT
Apr 22, 9:00 AM EST
Online Event
In celebration of International Girls in ICT Day, YCDI presents #iamWITy, a 2-day virtual experience to celebrate, inspire and empower women in tech.

Our Success Stories

RUTH-ANN ARMSTRONG

I would 100% recommend attending these workshops to anyone interested in web development, and I definitely plan to attend more in the future. You could attend with absolutely zero prior knowledge of web development, and leave having successfully made your first website. Learning web development has exposed me to a bunch of new opportunities, and I'm grateful to Youth Can Do I.T. for getting me started.

CEEJAY McCALLA

The workshops at YCDI has been truly inspiring. Through this initiative I have been briefed on the development of websites and coding, which has captivated my interest. I now try to code on my own as a hobby and try to learn new skills in  coding. Also, I am now considering the idea of undertaking a career in programming and website development, after being exposed by YCDI to this fun career path.

SUDDENE STONE

The entire workshop was really amazing as it helped me to understand a topic I was just starting in school, Ms. Lianne made the activities very captivating and worthwhile, and I had fun while learning.     Thank you YCDI and Dream Jamaica for giving me the opportunity to be apart of the activity.                                                     

Our Community

  • Digital Learning Day

    DLD affords a great experience for all the tech and non-tech persons to learn something new. The target group is Grade 4-6 students and High Schoolers that come and learn how to program your own game or robot and to code their first website respectively.

  • Women's Mentorship

    Our aim is to provide the young girls with role models, teach them the skills they will need, encourage them, and show them that tech careers will help change the world for the better.

  • Ambassador Progrm

    The YCDI Ambassador program is a network of passionate students and young professionals who are dedicated to using technology and strengths based initiatives to empower the youth.

Our Social

  • Facebook - Black Circle
  • Instagram - Black Circle
  • YouTube - Black Circle

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