Raleigh Digital Connectors

Last updated Oct. 15, 2015 - 1:51 pm
  • *In class at Saint Monica Teen CenterIn class at Saint Monica Teen Center
  • *Teaching computer skills to residentsTeaching computer skills to residents
  • *Refurbishing computersRefurbishing computers
  • *Volunteering at Oak City TechathonVolunteering at Oak City Techathon

Digital Connectors is a nationally renowned program, provided by the City of Raleigh, that provides technology and leadership training 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.

What Digital Connectors Learn

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

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

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