Tony Streit is a Senior Project Director at Education Development Center, Inc. and a recognized leader in the fields of youth development, alternative media, and community technology. He is the Director of EDC’s YouthLearn Initiative, which develops technology integrated curriculum and training materials for educators in a range of settings, both domestically and overseas. He also serves as Co-PI for the NSF-funded ITEST National Resource Center, is conducting evaluation research for the Time Warner Foundation on youth media programs, and is designing professional development under the USAID-supported dot-EDU Initiative for educators in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Streit is an experienced filmmaker, media artist, and instructor who has designed and led project-based learning activities with youth for over fourteen years. Prior to joining EDC, he was Co-Founder and Co-Director of Street-Level Youth Media in Chicago , an organization that he helped build into a nationally recognized youth development model integrating information technology access and the media arts. As Special Projects Coordinator for five years at Community TV Network, also in Chicago, Tony facilitated the production of more than 100 episodes of the youth produced "Hardcover" television series and oversaw numerous award-winning productions, including the Emmy nominated documentary "Youth on Racism". A graduate of the University of Notre Dame with a Bachelors degree in Communications and Economics, Tony also conducted graduate work in Documentary Film at Columbia College Chicago. For the last ten years, Streit has been an active member of Community Technology Centers Network (CTCNet), and currently serves on the Board of Directors. He also helped found the first regional chapter of CTCNet in Chicago where he served as Co-Chair of the Local Board. Streit is also currently an advisor to WNET New York's ed online, The St. Louis Whiz Kidz, The Community Network for Youth Development, the National Partnership for Quality Afterschool , and the National Collaboration for Youth. Streit is a frequent speaker on youth development, community technology and media and has recently presented at the Department of Education’s 21 st Century Community Learning Center’s Summer Institute in Washington DC and the New Kids Club Afterschool Initiative in Yokohama , Japan.