Digital Connectors Help Their Community

Last updated Jul. 18, 2017 - 9:03 am
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  • *Refurbishing computersRefurbishing computers
  • *Teaching residentsTeaching residents

Raleigh Digital Connectors helps prepare youth for jobs in the 21st century workplace by providing intensive computer training and building leadership skills.

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

Raleigh's 103 Digital Connectors have taught computer skills to 2,640 individuals, completed 5,158 hours of community service, and refurbished 547 computers through the Kramden Institute and United Way of the Greater Triangle Teaming for Technology.

A Day of Service

Digital Connector instructing new computer user

Each year on the MLK Day of Service, Digital Connectors teach computer skills to adults who are new to computers and help refurbish donated computers with United Way of the Greater Triangle Teaming for Technology.

Spreading Digital Literacy

Digital Connector helps new computer owner with computer

At Teaming for Technology, the youth provide computer literacy training to individuals who had no previous experience owning and maintaining their own computer.

Youth Help Refurbish Donated Computers

Digital Connector tests computer bound for new home

Digital Connectors teach basic computer skills, Internet safety and how to set up email. While volunteering with Teaming for Technology and Kramden Institute some youth work one-on-one with adult participants, others clean computers, load software and prepare computers for their new owners.

Community Service

Digital Connector plants tree at Saint Monica Teen Center

In addition to teaching digital literacy, Raleigh Digital Connectors complete community service projects. They clean parks, volunteer with local food banks, and do neighborhood beautification projects.

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