Racquel Pryce


Age: 18

School: High School for Global Citizenship – Crown Heights, Brooklyn NY

How did you find out about New York On Tech?

My assistant principal told us about the program and we signed up that day!

What has been the most exciting part of your experience so far?

For me the most exciting most part is meeting all the mentors in the businesses that we visit and participate in workshops in. We are building a network now so that when we go off to college and start looking for jobs, we have those relationships already.

What would you like to do when you grow-up?

I will be doing something in tech. I’m currently focused on fashion tech, making a website about clothes. I have a blog that my mentor, Rei Wang, encouraged me to make.

What would you say to your peers to encourage them to apply?

When I first started, I didn’t care for technology. I’ve started to like it. I encourage other students to have an open mind and try new things. Jessica and Evin have showed us about the amount of things you can learn in tech and now it has inspired my own interest.

What’s been unique about your experience?

If it wasn’t for this program, I wouldn’t have a strong background or motivational encouragement. Not a lot of people have that strong support that they need to succeed. It’s very helpful. I like that I get to learn how to build websites. I’m exposing myself to new opportunities. I could start my own business. Learning about tech here has shown me how I can set myself on a path to success.

What do you love about New York On Tech?

This is different than other programs. You get a family connection and an educational connection.

When you think about your future education, how will this program help you?:

I have a sister who went to college and I have the determination to go to college. I’ll be going to Buffalo State College in the fall. I plan to major in something related to tech.

What current tech project are you working on?
My final project will be a YouTube channel to talk about my work and the blog I created for New York On Tech.



About

Julia Levy, Founder, has a decade of development experience, including working for a philanthropist, a small nonprofit and now a large nonprofit. She has raised significant dollars for numerous causes, from education to religion and from donors of all ages. Julia holds a Certificate in Fundraising from NYU’s Heyman Center for Philanthropy and an undergraduate degree from Cornell University. Julia has taught fundraising workshops, most recently at Brooklyn Brainery and coached development professionals.


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