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Our Mission: TYO is an American, non-governmental organization that works in disadvantaged areas of the Middle East, enabling children, youth and parents to realize their potential as healthy, active and responsible family and community members. Read more

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    8 Facts about Computer Usage in Palestine, 6 Ways TYO Fills the Gaps

    Just recently, the Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics published a report about access to technology in Palestinian homes entitled: Household Survey on Information and Communications Technology, 2014. At TYO, we understand the great value and importance IT literacy plays in today’s modern age. As such, the findings from the report are surprising – as access to technology around the world is growing, Palestine is still far behind. The following are 8 starling facts about the current computer usage in Palestine: 36.9% of households in Palestine don’t own a computer 51.7% of households have no internet access 20.4% of children ages 10-14 do not have any Continue reading…

    February 27th, 2015 | Read more

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    Youth in Focus: An Interview with Nour A.

    Nour A. is a new volunteer in our Core Spring 2015 session. Born and raised in Nablus, Nour graduated from An-Najah National University in Spring 2014 with a major in Sociology and Social Service. 1. What made you apply to STEP!? Whenever people in Nablus hear the name Tomorrow’s Youth Organization, they recognize it as a leader in our city for supporting children and youth. I used to hear a lot about the STEP! volunteer program from other students in university and how it has helped them. I’m also someone who loves trying new things; during university, I volunteered on projects Continue reading…

    February 24th, 2015 | Read more

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    School Choice: Empowering Parents in their Child’s Education

    On February 4, the Brown Center on Education Policy at Brookings released its fourth annual Education Choice and Competition Index (ECCI), which chronicles the progress across American school districts of ‘school choice’ – a system of primary and secondary school placement giving parents the freedom to choose their child’s school. The older, traditional model assigns students to local schools based on their residential address (often dividing children among schools along socioeconomic lines). Within that model, any parent wanting to exercise choice over their child’s placement must either change their home location or pay the high fees of private school tuition. Continue reading…

    February 22nd, 2015 | Read more

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    Teacher Bias: Are we discouraging girls from math and science?

    Have you noticed that women are often underrepresented in math and science jobs? Have you ever wondered why? A new study shows that early childhood experience make a substantial impact on higher education choices youth make. More specifically, “elementary school seems to be a critical juncture” for children and teacher bias. And while it may be unconscious, it plays a huge role in a child’s future. As a part of the study, researchers monitored school students over a period of seven years, from sixth grade until the end of high school. In the process, students took a series of various exams. One exam Continue reading…

    February 20th, 2015 | Read more