Raleigh Digital Connectors

Last updated Mar. 23, 2015 - 5:14 pm
  • *Digital Connectors at Saint Monica Technology RoomDigital Connectors at Saint Monica Technology Room
  • *Digital Connectors volunteer at Teaming for TechnologyDigital Connectors volunteer at Teaming for Technology
  • *Digital Connector cleans donated computer equipmentDigital Connector cleans donated computer equipment
  • *Digital Connector teaches computer skills to adultDigital 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

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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