“I found the faith and courage to tell people to look at my actions and to not judge me by the way I look.”

David, 18 years old, is a Machsahava Tova graduate, winner of the Eco-Tech Competition and NFTE International Competition. Currently a student in the technological reserve unit at Kinneret Technological College, upon graduation he’ll be assigned to a technological position in the Israeli Air Force.

Machshava Tova is a pedagogical leader in STEM education fields. We believe it is a means of cultivating a culture of innovation, supporting, and empowerment for future generations, out of a belief that technology is the key to the future.

Our curriculum leverages youth's fascination with technology in order to provide them with experiences of success, a sense of self-efficacy, and tools for effective integration into the modern world and ever-changing job market. The programs are suitable not only for at-risk youth, but for all youth who come from Israel’s social-geographic periphery, where these tools may not be accessible in their immediate environs.

It is clear that rapidly changing technology has impacted the job market and will affect what traits and skills employers will look for in future workers. At Machshava Tova, we believe that the more young people are introduced to technology in a supportive and enriching environment, the more likely the participants will successfully integrate into these fields in the future.

Machshava Tova’s youth programs combine high-quality, professional-level knowledge with 21st century skills, teamwork, research, independent learning, and public speaking, as well as practical experience in an in-demand technological field. This opens up education and employment opportunities for young people in relevant and current technological fields, expanding their employment possibilities in the future.

Machshava Tova is a pedagogical leader in STEM education fields. We believe it is a means of cultivating a culture of innovation, supporting, and empowerment for future generations, out of a belief that technology is the key to the future.

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Our curriculum leverages youth's fascination with technology in order to provide them with experiences of success, a sense of self-efficacy, and tools for effective integration into the modern world and ever-changing job market. The programs are suitable not only for at-risk youth, but for all youth who come from Israel’s social-geographic periphery, where these tools may not be accessible in their immediate environs.
It is clear that rapidly changing technology has impacted the job market and will affect what traits and skills employers will look for in future workers. At Machshava Tova, we believe that the more young people are introduced to technology in a supportive and enriching environment, the more likely the participants will successfully integrate into these fields in the future.

Machshava Tova’s youth programs combine high-quality, professional-level knowledge with 21st century skills, teamwork, research, independent learning, and public speaking, as well as practical experience in an in-demand technological field. This opens up education and employment opportunities for young people in relevant and current technological fields, expanding their employment possibilities in the future.

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responded that the course increased their desire to develop a professional career in a technological or scientific field in the future

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responded that they feel more confident in their ability to succeed in life

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successfully completed the ITE Cisco PC Technician Certification (2019-20)

Eco-Tech (Grades 9-11)

This is an annual program, which connects young people to educational and employment opportunities by teaching high-quality, professional-level knowledge in sought-after sectors, working towards a recognized certification, and improving entrepreneurial and inter-personal skills crucial for future employment. The program has three components: professional technological training (app development/website building with WIX/digital marketing/PC technician /mobile phone technician), business/social entrepreneurship, and a practical internship during the summer vacation. The program ends in a national competition, judged by educators and high-tech professionals, with a special prize for winners.

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StartupisTeam (Grades 9-10)

An exclusive two-year program designed for graduates of Machshava Tova programs, in the ninth and tenth grades.
The participants learn HTML, CSS, and JavaScript in an innovative and professional environment. They develop technological projects designed to solve social issues, and establish a venture with a technological product.
The program is held in collaboration with a leading high-tech company, which provides the working environment that includes theoretical and experiential learning, as well as professional guidance, giving participants authentic knowledge and experience.

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Programs

APP2U Empowerment Program for Girls (Grades 7-9)

A women’s empowerment and technological program, combined with women mentor from the worlds of high-tech and business, which aims to introduce girls to 21st century skills as early as possible. The program emphasizes logical and critical thinking, alongside independent learning, and introduces participants to technologies and opportunities that will pave the way for future employment and show them that they can create a future for themselves as equals to their male peers in the field.

Building a Virtual Escape Room
(Grades 7-8)

Annual program. Participants go through fun and challenging escape rooms and learn to experiment with a variety of technological tools. The highlight is the creation of a virtual escape room by building a website on WIX. In the process, the students are required to develop skills related to research, teambuilding, problem solving, and creative thinking.

Make It (Grades 7-9)

Annual program. This course teaches youth creative thinking, independent learning, problem solving, and responsibility toward the environment alongside modelling and design software, as well as advanced production technologies. During the course, participants learn about 3D printing, laser cutting, and creating electrical circuits and games, in addition to designing and creating a product that addresses a social need in their immediate environment.

STEP UP (Grades 9-11)

Annual program. In this course, the students delve into technological content and acquire mathematical skills, critical and logical thinking abilities, and more. Possible focuses include: PC and mobile technician courses, as well as courses in app development and WIX website construction.

For more details, please contact Shira Yehudit Healer, Director of Youth and Children's Programs, at yeladim@mtova.org.il