4-H Tech Changemakers
Tech-savvy, community-oriented teens tackling the digital divide head-on
About 4-H Tech Changemakers
More than 20 million people in the U.S. lack broadband internet access. Often referred to as the digital divide, the combination of inequitable internet access, along with a lack of digital skills, is contributing to a growing opportunity gap, with rural communities and communities of color being most affected.
4-H Tech Changemakers is a unique, community-centered program that tackles the digital divide head-on.
Empowering young people with the support needed to be 4-H Tech Changemakers, the program delivers digital skill-building workshops to adults resulting in practical, real-world solutions to increase digital know-how and drive economic opportunity in their community and beyond.
Running a 4‑H Tech Changemakers Program
The 4-H Tech Changemakers coalition makes it easy for communities to create a 4‑H program with the 4‑H Tech Changemakers Guidebook. The guidebook offers best practices and guidelines for youth/adult partnerships to plan, implement and evaluate a 4-H Tech Changemakers program in local communities.
The guidebook will help those seeking to implement the program learn:
- What to consider before starting a 4-H Tech Changemakers program, including recommendations on research and learning experiences to help prepare your group for project planning.
- Best practices on topics like project management, program promotion and mentoring.
- Lesson plans to fit your community’s needs, covering skills like communication, information literacy, netiquette, privacy, social media and more.
- How to create an action plan framework to help you get the Tech Changemakers program started.
To download the guidebook, please fill out the form below.
Get started with videos, trainings and planning tools to help bring this project to your community!
With this simple step-by-step process, you’ll see that creating a big community impact is way easier than you think and by the end you’ll have all the tools you need for success.
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