Creating Impact with Digital Skills
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 teens 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.
The 4-H Tech Changemaker Coalition:
- The program is proudly supported by Verizon, Microsoft and Tractor Supply Company
- Through 4-H’s Cooperative Extension network, 23 Land Grant Universities (LGUs), including 11 Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) have participated in the program
- 325 teens reached over 37,000 adults in the communities served by the program in 2021
The Value of Being a Changemaker
The 4-H Tech Changemakers program empowers teens and adults to take control of digital literacy and economic prosperity in their communities.
Learning to assess how and where their digital expertise can best make a difference in local communities.
Advanced Digital Skills
Developing advanced digital skills that can be applied in the workforce and secondary education.
Leading workshops that help create opportunities for community citizens such as teaching small business owners to better manage and market their businesses.
One Solution to the Digital Divide: Teens
4-H Tech Changemaker National Ambassadors
National Ambassadors are teens who support and advocate for the 4-H Tech Changemakers program across the nation while also leading impactful programs in their local communities.
Meet the 2023 4-H Tech Changemaker National Ambassadors
Ivan Becerril, Arizona 4-H
Hannah Jones, Georgia 4-H
Zamaria Kinsey, North Carolina 4-H
Watch 2022 4-H Tech Changemaker Ambassador Stephen Hayes talk about the power of digital skills on Tamron Hall Show
4‑H Tech Changemakers in Action
The 4‑H Tech Changemakers program has inspired teens in over 160 communities across 18 states to do good in their communities. See what these Tech Changemakers are doing in their hometowns.
Follow their stories and share your own community projects by using #4HTechChangemakers on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
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