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Raleigh Digital Connectors

Last updated Jun. 11, 2014 - 10:34 am
Digital Connectors at Saint Monica Technology Room
Digital Connectors at Saint Monica Technology Room
 
Digital Connectors volunteer at Teaming for Technology
Digital Connectors volunteer at Teaming for Technology
 
Digital Connector cleans donated computer equipment
Digital Connector cleans donated computer equipment
 
Digital Connector teaches computer skills to adult
Digital Connector teaches computer skills to adult
 

Digital Connectors is a nationally renowned program, provided by the City of Raleigh, that provides technology training and mentoring for youth, ages 14-21. The program offers young people a chance to expand 21st century technology skills, develop professional life skills, participate in open data projects, explore workplace pathways, and serve their communities.

In an innovative technology room at the Saint Monica Teen Center, Raleigh Digital Connectors learn skills in Twelve Core Competencies:

  • Leadership & Diversity
  • Personal Development
  • Workforce Development
  • Financial Literacy
  • Community Mapping
  • Digital Literacy
  • Coding
  • Open Data Principles
  • Environmentalism and Sustainability
  • Civic Journalism
  • Service and Global Engagement
  • Teaching and Facilitation

Raleigh Digital Connectors serve as ambassadors by teaching their families, friends and neighbors to take advantage of the digital economy. Digital Connectors practice real world job skills while serving their community. Each Digital Connector commits to 60 hours of community service.

Digital Connectors serve their community by:

  • Promoting digital literacy at community events with partner agencies
  • Teaching computer and Internet skills to community members
  • Refurbishing computers for economically disadvantaged families
  • Performing humanitarian community service projects

Digital Connectors receive long-lasting benefits by:

  • Increasing computer and Internet knowledge
  • Learning the value of access and digital inclusion in their community
  • Becoming certified in Ever-Fi financial literacy
  • Learning entrepreneurship and life skills
  • Gaining skills to succeed in high school, college, and the global workforce
  • Becoming young leaders in the community

Apply to Become a Raleigh Digital Connector

Do you enjoy learning about technology? Do you like to teach others about using computers and the Internet? Do you want to make a difference in your community? If so, apply today to become a Raleigh Digital Connector.

Learn how to apply

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