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 4H program with the 4H 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. 

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Youth

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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