|By Business Wire||
|December 3, 2013 09:17 AM EST||
Tyler Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: TYL) today announced it is sponsoring the YMCA Dallas Youth and Government program and has pledged $23,500 in student scholarships and general financial support for the YMCA of Metropolitan Dallas program and district conference.
YMCA Youth and Government is a youth-led, civic engagement program for high school and middle school students. It’s an exciting, hands-on experience in the mechanics of the state legislative and judicial process of government, which includes a district conference in December, and a four-day state conference in January 2014, in the state capital of Austin, Texas.
“At last year’s Youth and Government state conference, we observed students trying real-world criminal cases in mock courts, and presenting their bills for the legislature with such passion that we immediately realized supporting these remarkable young people would be a terrific way for Tyler to give back to the North Texas community,” said Bruce Graham, president of Tyler’s Courts & Justice Division. “It’s energizing to watch the next generation of judges, attorneys and lawmakers in action. Tyler looks forward to sponsoring this year’s Youth and Government program, and to hopefully extending our relationship in the future.”
The YMCA of Metropolitan Dallas is the state’s largest district, with more than 80 separate clubs of students throughout North Texas participating in the Youth and Government program. Tyler will award the following scholarships to Dallas-area students:
- Three individual scholarships to the winning senior student judge, prosecuting attorney and defense attorney at the 2013 District Youth and Government conference. Trial winners will be determined by actual sitting judges who volunteer to observe the mock trials.
- One scholarship to the participating senior student who submits a bill demonstrating the most innovative use of technology to further government. Tyler will judge the bills that are submitted and select the winning scholarship recipient.
“As the nation’s largest software company focused solely on software solutions for governments and schools, Tyler Technologies is a great fit for our Youth and Government program,” said Gordon Echtenkamp, CEO of the YMCA of Metropolitan Dallas. “We are very pleased to welcome Tyler as exclusive software company sponsor of this year’s Youth and Government program, and are eager to have Tyler help our students more fully understand how technology helps government more effectively meet the needs of its many constituents.”
Tyler Technologies’ headquarters is in the Dallas suburb of Plano, Texas, where more than 450 employees work in the company’s new corporate campus in Legacy Park. Plano is also home to Tyler’s Courts & Justice Division, whose technology has been selected by states, counties and courts that serve more than 75 million residents nationwide.
About the YMCA of Metropolitan Dallas
The Y is one of the nation’s leading nonprofits strengthening communities through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. Across the U.S., 2,687 Ys engage 21 million men, women and children – regardless of age, income or background – to nurture the potential of children and teens, improve the nation’s health and well-being, and provide opportunities to give back and support neighbors. Anchored in 23 North Texas communities, the Dallas Y has the long-standing relationships and physical presence not just to promise, but to deliver, lasting personal and social change. www.ymcadallas.org
About Tyler Technologies, Inc.
Tyler Technologies (NYSE: TYL) is a leading provider of end-to-end information management solutions and services for local governments. Tyler partners with clients to empower the public sector — cities, counties, schools and other government entities — to become more efficient, more accessible and more responsive to the needs of citizens. Tyler’s client base includes more than 11,000 local government offices in all 50 states, Canada, the Caribbean, the United Kingdom and other international locations. Forbes has named Tyler one of “America’s Best Small Companies” seven times and the company has been included four times on the Barron’s 400 Index, a measure of the most promising companies in America. More information about Plano-based Tyler Technologies can be found at www.tylertech.com.