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About Ideas Empowered By Youth

IDEAS Empowered by Youth is a project-based learning program designed to revolutionize education by helping young people imagine and execute solutions to real-world problems. IDEAS helps children and youth develop 21st-century skills empowering them to discover their passions early and live from the heart while striving to make a difference in the world.

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What We Do

We train educators and offer curriculums that help children and youth develop 21st-century skills providing them with the tools to become powerful, creative, emotionally healthy members of society. We aim to inspire positive change by helping young people discover their passions and learn while solving social problems they care about.
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How We Do It

We provide the most effective type of learning – engaging, motivating and self-directing.

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Our Clients

We work with youth organizations, public and private schools, parents and caregivers.

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Why Us?

Data-driven, value-focused and heart-centered, we specialize in youth development.

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Our Programs

Professional Development

Development with Dignity™ is a series of 11..

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Ideas Empowered By Youth

Ideas Empowered by Youth provides four ready-to-use..

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NYS School-Age Credential

This program offer individuals the opportunity..

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Our Team

SONIA TOLEDO President & C.E.O

ERIDANIA GARCIA Project Manager

MANUEL LOPEZ Product Specialist

MARGERIE PALMIANO Executive Assistant

EMILY D'EMIC Executive Administrative Assistant

Client Testimonials

This training has allowed me to become a better program director, a better employee, and a change agent within this world.

Kimberley Jackson-Brown, Site Director

This training helped me in identifying my qualities of leadership and how to incorporate more analytical and controlling skills.

Madeline Esquivel, Center Director

The trainer was very informative and allowed self reflection. I thought it was a great opportunity to reflect on what type of leader I am.

Melissa Lopez, ASPIRA of New York, Inc. PROGRAM DIRECTOR (COMPASS @ P.S./M.S. 31)

It is a nice experience and interesting. One needs to refresh one's minds every once in a while, keeping up with the times of new pressure.

Aida Martinez, ASPIRA of New York, Inc. PROGRAM DIRECTOR (COMPASS @ P.S 25)

These trainings are inspiring; Ready to return to my site and implement immediately!

Maya Doyle, MMCC DIRECTOR (Evander Campus Beacon)

I felt the trainer was well-informed and very knowledgeable. Simply a great workshop necessary for all leaders.

Treston Lambert, "I Have A Dream" Foundation DIRECTOR

The trainer was knowledgeable on the topic. This training... very refreshing and amazing!

Rafael M Santana, Borough of Manhattan Community College PROFESSOR

All is good. I so recommend this course! The instructors are very helpful and knowledgeable.

Giselle Dimitratos, Super Kickers DIRECTOR OF CUSTOMER SERVICE & AFTER SCHOOL ADMINISTRATION

The most information in the smallest amount time lasts forever! It was fun, exciting, and helpful.

Andrey Chichagov, Phipps Neighborhoods PROGRAM DIRECTOR

I came to this training with a mentality of what else I need to learn I have a program to run but now I’m like wow! I’m glad I’m here! I need to be here!

Maria Panora, Children’s Aid NYC

This training was very resourceful. The slogan "so what, now what" all these issues now what we going to do about it. Spot on and provided me with adequate information to bring back to my site so I can implement immediately into my program.

Latoya Nelson, Queens Community House DIRECTOR

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