2015 Bright Idea
Winners:
City of Santa Monica, CA
2015
Publication:
Innovations in American Government Awards
Jurisdiction:
California

Youth Tech is a partnership of the city, school district, and local technology companies that is conducted at local startup incubators in Santa Monica and that provides a six-week technology training program to recent high school graduates and select juniors. Students form teams, develop a project that has a community focus, and are trained by Information Systems Department staff and representatives from local technology firms.