Organizers and Partners:
C&T works with a distinguished group of partners, including the “Building Bridges” program of Yale University, Shanghai Jiao Tong University in Shanghai China, both Chinese and Montgomery County of Maryland Education Departments, local governments, and Office of Overseas Chinese Foreign Affairs.
C&T Youth Technology Academy
The YBB program was founded by C&T Youth Technology Academy, with a distinct focus on offering American future leaders an opportunity to share their education and resources in a global setting. C&T Youth Technology Academy is a leading innovator of youth education, revolutionizing a new era of learning through technology-based coursework not found within the traditional education system. Utilizing the latest technology, students prepare to become leaders in their chosen professional fields.
In 2015, two YBB participants suddenly fell severely ill. At the time, these students were already situated in the rural area of the school, and conditions were dire. However, all was well thanks to the assistance provided by Guo He. Upon hearing the news of the two students, Guo He immediately sent a rescue car in place of an ambulance (which would've been extremely difficult to call given the conditions), and the two students were promptly evacuated to the relatively nearest hospital. Deemed as the "bodyguard" of YBB, Guo He has been providing transportation, security, and protection since 2014. This Chinese company provides YBB the security it lacks, which was vital during the early stages of YBB. Along with this, Guo He also provides financial aid, such as creating the thousands of t-shirts for every student the impoverished schools in China, as well as provide ample exposure through their collaboration with YBB in creating documentaries.
“Building Bridges” of Yale University
Building Bridges founded in 2008 by three Yale students after the Sichuan earthquake to promote awareness about the state of education for rural children. Since its inception, Building Bridges has sent over 150 students from US and Chinese educational institutions to work and have collaborated with over 40 government, educational, and philanthropic organizations to work with children in Beijing and Sichuan. Based at Yale, Building Bridges has expanded its operations to create an international platform for students to innovate and create educational resources for Chinese rural children. The program serves as a model for Youth Building Bridges.
Shanghai Jiao Tong University
Shanghai Jiao Tong University, or Jiaoda, is a public research university located in Shanghai, China. Established in 1896, the university is renowned as one of the oldest and most prestigious and selective universities in China. Today SJTU has 31 schools (departments), 63 undergraduate, programs, 250 masters-degree programs, 203 PhD programs, 28 post-doctorate programs, and 11 state key laboratories and national engineering research centers.