We help students become creative entrepreneurs.

Youth Interactive is an after-school program for students of all ages focused on teaching Technology, Entrepreneurship and The Arts.


THE CENTER


We help youth find their passion.

Youth Interactive Santa Barbara prepares youth to live, work, and thrive in a highly connected world.

Together with local organizations, experienced educators, authors, celebrities and artists, we provide youth 6-18 from all walks of life with ways to stay in school to college success, find a job or help them on the way to personalized economic independence by developing their creativity, selling their products in our shop and letting them keep the profits.

Arts & Media mentorship Business Training
Technology development 3d Academic classes
Entrepreneurship experience One-to-one academic support

Connect☞

We're opening in the fall of 2012. Interested in getting involved? Here's a few ways to reach out.


HOW WE WORK


We create personalized programs that empower children to become self sufficient through T.E.A. Technology, Entrepreneurship and the Arts.

Technology

Experts in web design, programming, and media production teach at the center everyday.

Entrepreneurship

At the core of our program, we provide teens an opportunity to create their own businesses through the center.

The Arts

Local artists and filmmakers will lead arts and media courses that help teens find their creative voice.

OUR MISSION

Youth Interactive serves over 2,000 students worldwide through a global network of educational centers.


Serving disadvantaged youth has been at the heart of our efforts since founding Youth Interactive in 2008. We have built after school centers and operate programs in India, Jamaica, the UK, Montana, and soon in Papua New Guinea.

Youth Interactive has been nominated for several awards and our founder was nominated for an Ernst & Young Social Entrepreneur Award.

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LOCAL TEAM


We deeply believe that collaboration can create the greatest impact. That's why we're working together with local community leaders, teachers, and educational partners.

Nathalie Gensac

Media4Good & Youth Interactive

JP HERRADA

Palabra

MARCIA MEIER

Willow Rock Writers

Paul Lynch

Cage Free Productions

Laura Inks

The Arts Collaborative

Nina Dunbar

The Arts Fund

Don Brittain

Instant Effects

Kimberly Delgado

Montecito Bank & Trust

Kathy Kelley

Big Stage Productions

Theresa Borgatello

Nutrition Consultant

Nathalie Gensac

Media4Good & Youth Interactive

JP HERRADA

Palabra

MARCIA MEIER

Willow Rock Writers

Nina Dunbar

The Arts Fund

Don Brittain

Instant Effects

Kimberly Delgado

Montecito Bank & Trust

Paul Lynch

Cage Free Productions

Laura Inks

The Arts Collaborative

Kathy Kelley

Big Stage Productions

Theresa Borgatello

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COMMUNITY PARTNERS


CADA
PALABRA
THE ARTS FUND
EASY LIFT
UCSB
SBCC
ANTIOCH UNIVERSITY
SB SCHOOLS
CAGE FREE PRODUCTIONS
THE CHILDREN'S CHORUS
WILLOW ROCK WRITERS
PACIFIC YOUTH VENTURES
THE ARTS COLLABORATIVE
SAFELAUNCH

SUPPORTERS


We thank our generous benefactors for their invaluable gifts. We would not be here without them.

Montecito Bank and Trust
Marborg Industries
J.S. Bower Foundation
Cowan Arts Communications
Ms. B. Bennett
Mr. J. Shelton
Hofmann Architects
Milpas Rentals
Abe Electrics
Luxury Solutions
The McCune Foundation
Palabra
Pull Brand Designs
Habitat For Humanity
Paper Ink
Mr. & Mrs. Boehm
Mr. T. Ryken
Mr. P. Lynch
Ms. M. Meier
Ms. K. Delgado
Mr. E. Lohela
Mr. JP Herrada
Mr. G. Witter
Mr. H. Margerum
Ms. L. Inks
Mr. & Mrs. Brittain

F.A.Q.


Signing up your child is easy … 1. Come visit anytime September onward, meet the team and register your child onsite. 2. You can sign up right now, to become one of the first parents we contact when we open. 3. You can take action to stay in touch; Volunteer to help us; Join our online community.
No. Our Educational programs are free to all children. Space may be limited and we always give priority to the most underserved and most in need. Youth interactive worldwide is free to all and believes that no youth should ever be turned away from its services due to economic conditions. All we ask is that every child must decide and want to attend, learn and explore their highest potential. Our youth are open to discovery, ready to fail, engage, learn, care and at all times they must respect the space and others around them whilst attending.
Youth Interactive Santa Barbara will open September 2012. Celebrate with us - October 6th 2012 Join our launch party and the Funk Zone fiesta. There will be Live Music, Art, Artists, Community, Celebrities, fun, games and much laughter!
Youth Interactive encourages collaboration with all local and International educational establishments. Please contact us if you think we can help! How to get students involved? 1. Come visit anytime September onward, meet the team, discuss collaborative ideas and register students onsite. 2. You can sign up right now. Tell us a little more about the student and/or classroom you would like involved. This way you will become one of the first teachers we connect with when we open our doors. 3. You can take action to stay in touch; Volunteer to help us; Join our online community. 4. Please know that from September, we will have a designated phone number available for teachers to contact us. This way we can better plan, chat, co-ordinate, collaborate, track student progress together and better serve our youth.

SUPPORT OUR MISSION


As soon as we started Youth Interactive, we made a bold promise to the general public -- 100% of their donations would go directly to support the Youth Interactive project of their choice.

  • FUND THE CENTER

    Youth Interactive is a non-profit, and we depend on the support of our donors to fund the programs we provide to youth. Please help support our operations.

    GIVE NOW

  • SPONSOR A CHILD

    100% of your donation covers the education of a child. Private donors, foundations and sponsors cover our running and operating costs.

    GIVE NOW

  • TAKE IT GLOBAL

    100% of your donation will fund the education of child in need, buy books, computers, pay for a teacher, help us build a school in a developing country.

    GIVE NOW


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Youth Interactive
209 Anacapa St.
Santa Barbara, CA, 93101



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