4-H Tech Changemakers
Empowering young people to close the digital divide in their communities.
About 4-H Tech Changemakers
Over 24 million people in the U.S. lack high-speed internet access, and many more don't have the skills needed to take full advantage of online resources. The combination of inadequate internet access and limited digital skills has created a digital divide, impacting future opportunities for young people and adults.
4-H Tech Changemakers is empowering young people to close the divide and provide #Opportunity4All people in their communities by providing the education and tools they need to teach digital skills to adults in their communities.
These tech-savvy and community-oriented young people are 4-H Tech Changemakers.
Running a 4‑H Tech Changemakers Program
The 4-H Tech Changemakers coalition makes it easy for communities to create a 4‑H Tech Changemakers 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 Tech Changemakers program in local communities.
The guidebook will help those seeking to implement the program learn:
- What to consider before starting a 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.
Are you interested in being a 4-H Tech Changemaker? Sign-up to access videos, trainings, and planning tools to help bring this project to your community!
Through our 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.
We are also seeking a team of teens to represent the 4-H Tech Changemakers on the national level. These youth will share the program locally and nationally, learn about media and tech careers, and have the chance to earn cool prizes. Learn more about the program and apply by September 17th using the link below.
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