Artistry Youth in Motion is about computers and so much more. A.Y.M mission is to empower underserved youth by bringing together technology and imagination through supportive mentoring, youth-driven programming, and skill building for life success. We provide a creative and safe out-of-school
learning environment where local low-income middle and high school youth work with volunteer mentors and staff to build college and work readiness skills.
At A.Y.M young people explore their own ideas, build skills, and gain confidence in themselves through positive relationships, the mastery of technology,
and the opportunity to get a free laptop with lifetime support. Youth receive free breakfast & lunch.
In our 2 years of serving over 1,400 youth, 97% have graduated from high school on time.
Benefits to youth include:
Daily opportunities for hands-on science, technology, engineering, arts, and math (STEAM) activities.
Regular one-on-one and group mentoring to build skills and spark new interests for college and career success.
A.Y.M Mentorship Pair at A.Y.M members follow their own interests, explore technology.
To be eligible for A.Y.M Computers4kids, participants should be:
A resident of Miami-Dade/Broward County or city of Florida
Eligible for Free Breakfast /Lunch/Snack
Enrolled in 6th – 12th grades
Able to meet with mentor for about an hour each week for 36 weeks (9-12 months)
Willing to attend a training session with a parent to learn about A.Y.M
Willing to follow A.Y.M guidelines
When you register, your contact information will be sent to A.Y.M. Our staff will contact you soon to schedule your participation in one of our upcoming
Click here to download an application to print and complete at home, or fill it out at a training session.
Who will you inspire today? Make a difference in the life of a young person! Apply to volunteer as a A.Y.M mentor and have a life-changing impact on young person.
You can volunteer your time by:
leading a workshop or camp
Not a tech expert? Not a problem! A.Y.M mentors learn alongside our youth members. Successful volunteers vary in age, background, interests, and skills. The best mentors are caring adults with the passion to inspire youth. Mentors may be UVA students, professionals, educators, designers, artists, or retired people from our community.