Yantics.com is a by youth, for youth NETWORKING HUB developING for youth to connect, promote themselves, find help, be entertained, share their ideas AND SHOP all in one spot.
TO connect youth by allowing us to use one another as resources and provide VARIOUS outlooks on our interests.
TO BE A PLATFORM FOR YOUTH TO CONNECT, SHARE AND GROW.
HOW IT all started ...
Three years ago, Siya Gwaan's mother inspired her to start her own business. As a teen who socialized on the internet, some quick research resulted in a lack of websites for teens. She’d always noticed the disconnect between youth of her generation and wanted to do her part to change that scenario. The idea was a teenagers only site.
From there she began searching for interactive sites for teens and, to her surprise, there weren't any. Just a few sites for teen magazines and helpful links. Her idea was original, this was a start.
Siya got busy talking to friends and conducting internet and school surveys to find out what would stimulate and motivate with the youth. Infusing the ideas found in her research, Yantics began to take shape.
Over the next two years, Siya sought help and guidance from the leaders in her life. She applied and graduated from the Summer Company, youth entrepreneur program in Toronto. This organic infusion elevated her pitch for Yantics as the premiere site for youth.
The entrepreneurial program taught business fundamentals, established mentors to guide her and connect her with inspiring youth and business owners. She finally has a clear vision for Yantics, a by youth for youth social networking hub.