The YouthLearn Initiative offers youth development professionals and educators comprehensive services and resources for using media and technology tools to create exciting learning environments. YouthLearn, created by the Morino Institute and now led by Education Development Center, Inc. (EDC), provides the assistance you need to start or strengthen both after-school and in-school programs.
Inspiring young minds through technology-enriched learning
Ever since the Morino Institute launched the YouthLearn Initiative as a pilot project in 1998, we've seen that after-school instructors and classroom teachers are hungry for relevant, creative materials that can help them make good use of new technology and help them turn good learning programs into great ones.
The YouthLearn Initiative, consisting of this comprehensive website, a growing online community, a free electronic newsletter, and an extensive manual called The YouthLearn Guide, goes a long way toward meeting that need. In 2001, the Morino Institute and EDC entered into a strategic partnership to help ensure the long-term growth and advancement of the YouthLearn Initiative. EDC now champions YouthLearn as a national center of excellence on youth, learning, and technology anchored around the original Initiative's approach.
About Education Development Center, Inc.
Education Development Center, Inc.
43 Foundry Avenue
Waltham, MA 02453-8313
Education Development Center, Inc. is a nonprofit research and development organization dedicated to improving education and health worldwide. Founded in 1958, EDC manages more than 350 projects around the globe. EDC’s work strengthens nearly every facet of society, including early child development, K-12 education, learning technologies, health promotion, workforce preparation, community development, and social justice.
About the Morino Institute
11600 Sunrise Valley Drive, Suite 300
Reston, Virginia 20191
Created in 1994, the Morino Institute seeks to enhance the lives of children of low-income families by working to improve the effectiveness of nonprofit and philanthropic organizations that serve children’s needs. Entrepreneurial ventures of the Morino Institute include the YouthLearn Initiative (now led by EDC) and Venture Philanthropy Partners, which provides sustained financial and management assistance to boost the strength of youth-focused organizations.