News & Updates

4/1/2022 | Issue 3

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A message from our CEO and founder John Smith


Over these past two years, the COVID-19 pandemic has affected us all and has been so disruptive to our non-profit and our programs. But, we are still here and helping the San Gabrial valley communities, and we need your donations to stay active in our mission of bridging the digital divide. "We believe that a child without a computer is like a school without pencils"

~John Smith CEO and Founder

Neighbors Empowering Youth (NEY) 

With more than 20 years in the re-use and computer e-waste recycling field, Neighbors Empowering Youth’s technology community reinvestment programs have given companies a responsible option to dispose of end-of-life cycle and surplus computer equipment. The donated technology has provided equitable support to local non-profit organizations that have helped youth, seniors, and underserved individuals.

Give your technology a new life with NEY. 

For more information on technology accepted, how to donate, please go to ( )

We also gladly accept monetary donations. Please click or tap the donation button below to donate through PayPal.

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Your donations help to grow and enrich the community. 

Thank you,

John Smith CEO and founder 

of Neighbors Empowering Youth (NEY)

Computer Recycling and E-Waste Recycling in Altadena.

Neighbors Empowering Youth’s technology community reinvestment programs have given NASA/JPL, Lockheed Martin, Leidos, Parsons, ManTech, and Aerospace companies a responsible option to dispose end-of-life-cycle and surplus computer equipment.

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Have you seen it yet?  

This past month, Innovate Pasadena interviewed our CEO/Founder John Smith and our Comunity Outreach Coordinator Chris Sulzbach.

Click this link to go watch it ----->


Spring into April with NEY's Microsoft Word, Excel, and Math Tutoring classes NOW ENROLLING.

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Congratulations to our CEO and Founder, John Smith. He will be receiving a Danger Man Hero Award tomorrow, April 2nd, for his work in bridging the digital divide in the San Gabrial Valley. 

Join him live on zoom as he accepts his Dangerman Hero Award this Saturday.

When: Apr 2, 2022, 5:00 PM Pacific Time (the US and Canada) 

Register in advance for the DangerMan Hero Award ceremony

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

We are only just a few days away from our FIRST Robotics Team 2404 completing. And we need your help to be successful. Please donate to our team's Go Fund Me today.


We invite you to come to cheer on FIRST Robotics Team 2404 as they compete at Aerospace Valley Regional next week, starting on April 7th.

(location of the event)

Eastside High School 3200 E Ave J-8 Lancaster, CA 93535

Covid-19 Guidelines for the event.

Face masks are required for all event staff and attendees and should always be worn in all event areas. Masks may be temporarily removed to accommodate eating and drinking, Before entering the event, all event staff and attendees will be required to show proof of vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test taken within 72 hours of the start of the event.

Each person who has completed all event entry requirements will receive a wristband/hand stamp so they can easily move in and out of the venue without the need for re-screening.

This year we have students from these fine schools:

Marshall Fundamental High School

Pasadena High School

Blair IB Magnet Middle School

John Muir Early Collage Magnet High School

Gabrielino High School

Aveson Charter High School

Sequoyah High School

South Pasadena High School

South Pasadena Middle School

If you can't make it in person it will also be live-streamed on Twitch.

For more information please go to

Neighbors Empowering Youth offers exceptional service and the lowest prices in town. We sell refurbished laptops and computers. We also offer computer repair services and upgrades. 

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Shop M-F 9:00 am to 6:00 pm Call today @ 626-469-0100 for more information on computers available for sale or to schedule an appointment for a repair.

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