Enagement des Jeunes par l'Ingenierie

Youth Engagement Through Engineering (YETE)

Canadian Not-For Profit Advancing Youth Education

Our mission is simple. To advance youth education by fostering a self-guided constructivist approach to learning.

Pro-bono work. We develop and deliver Project-Based Learning (PBL) programs for schools, teachers, and universities. Our YETE facilitators have developed and taught semester-long in-class programs at 5 different schools in the English Montreal School Board (EMSB), as well as at the Kahnawake Education Centre (KEC), located in the Kahnawake Mohawk Reserve on the south shore of Montreal. Our team has also provided pro bono consulting services for the McGill Engineering Department and the McGill Administration and Enrolment Services to develop culturally relevant education programs for indigenous high school students.

Paid Partnerships. While our entire team, including the board, works on a 100% volunteer basis, we do also run a small amount of paid programs to cover our operating costs. In particular, we run paid afterschool programs for public schools in the EMSB, where we focus on helping students develop introductory computer programming skills. We also collaborate with partners on an event-basis, and have hosted paid project-based learning workshops for teachers on official PED days at the EMSB office, and run paid collaborations with the McGill Administration for the University's offical in-bound youth outreach events, such as Discover McGill.

Email: info@youthengagement.ca

2001 Blvd. Robert Bourassa, Suite 1700
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
H3A 2A6


YETE's approach to project-based learning is rooted in the methodology of the Engineering Design-Cycle. This approach imposes a structured and systematic approach to problem-solving that embraces failure and directly lends itself to interdisciplinary learning. In this process, we try to make learning both physically engaging and culturally relevant. While we embrace the engineering methodology in our work, much of our pro-bono work is non-technical and focuses on project-based learning and active citizenship more generally.


Youth Engagement Through Engineering (YETE) is an incorporated Canadian not-for-profit organization that was a part of Engineers Without Border Canada, and graduated as an independent venture in the year 2020. During the organization’s tenure under the Engineers Without Borders, we developed and taught semester-long in-class programs at 5 different schools in the English Montreal School Board (EMSB), as well as at a school in the Mohawk Kahnawake Education Centre (KEC). Since graduating from Engineers Without Borders as an independent venture, YETE hosted its first online after-school program in the Winter 2021 semester at FACE Elementary and Secondary School.

YETE students (Yr 9E students at FACE school) participating in the Facebook AI Montreal 1-year anniversary event, where students worked on an activity with animators. Pictured with students (left-to-right), Simone Nichol (Yr 9E teacher), Garrick Tiplady (managing director of Facebook and Instagram Canada), Mike Rabbat (research scientist at Facebook), Mido Assran (research scientist at Facebook), and Professor Joelle Pineau (VP of AI at Facebook).

Meet the Board

Mido Assran
Board Member & Facilitator
Managing Director
Aastha Goyal
Board Member & Facilitator
Chief of Staff
Eric Serfas
Board Member & Facilitator
Antonia Butler
Board Member & Facilitator
Head of Curriculum Development