Three teen students work on a laptop for the Digital Connectors program

Apply to be a Raleigh Digital Connector

Technology and Leadership Training for Youth, Ages 14-18

Want to serve your community and gain leadership and technical skills? If so, apply to become a Raleigh Digital Connector! 

Digital Connectors is a nationally renowned program, provided by the City of Raleigh, that provides technology and leadership training for youth, ages 14-18. 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.

During nine months, Digital Connectors attend sessions two evenings a week for a total of five hours. Graduates of the program receive $500, a laptop computer, and other incentives for participating. Interviews will be held in August, and the program begins on September 14.

To apply, please complete the application below and submit it via email to Bradley Upchurch, Digital Inclusion Manager, at Printed applications can be mailed to the Housing & Neighborhoods Department at 421 Fayetteville Street, Suite 1200, Raleigh, NC 27601 with attention to Bradley Upchurch. 

Please note: The application period is now closed. Forms are no longer available. 

  • Raleigh Digital Connectors Application 2021-2022 (PDF)
  • Raleigh Digital Connectors Application 2021-2022 (Word doc)



Bradley Upchurch
Digital Inclusion Manager 

Housing & Neighborhoods Department 
421 Fayetteville Street
Raleigh, NC 27601