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 148 Digital Connectors have taught computer skills to 3,376 individuals, completed 5,291 hours of community service, and refurbished 892 computers through the Kramden Institute and United Way of the Greater Triangle Teaming for Technology.
A Day of Service
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
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 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.
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.