In 2009, the Appleton Youth Education Initative was founded by Ivan Fan.
Through its initial years running, the organization started out by preparing students for college with test prep classes and other services aimed at helping people reach goals of higher education.
In 2018, AYEI expanded its outreach by launching HackAppleton, a coding competition for students to participate in at a variety of grade levels.
Over the last few years, AYEI's outreach has continued to grow into new realms such as our Philaharmonic Ventures and the start of our Tech Clinic this year.
In 2020, HackAppleton launched virtually for the first time, as all other Iniatives did despite the challenge of Covid-19, and drew its first International participants in its third edition!