4-H Tech Changemakers

Creating Impact with Digital Skills

More than 20 million people living in the U.S. lack broadband access, an essential service in today’s economy.[1] National 4-H Council addresses this digital gap with the Tech Changemaker Program, empowering teens to lead digital skills training and educate lawmakers on the importance of broadband access.​

The 4-H Tech Changemaker Coalition:​

  • Four corporate partners: Land O'Lakes, Microsoft, Tractor Supply Company and Verizon​
  • 20 Land Grant Universities (LGUs), including 11 Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs)​
  • 500 teens across 160 communities in 18 states​

The Value of Being a 4‑H Tech Changemaker

The Tech Changemaker Program empowers teens and adults to take control of digital literacy and economic prosperity in their communities. ​

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Comunity Impact

Learning to assess how and where their digital expertise can best make a difference in local communities.​

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Advanced Digital Skills

Developing advanced digital skills that can be applied in the workforce and secondary education. ​

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Civic Leadership

Leading workshops that help create opportunities for community citizens such as teaching small business owners to better manage and market their businesses.

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Youth Stories

Stayed tuned for the 2021 – 2022 National 4-H Tech Changemakers Team!

Eli, 4-H Tech Changemaker

Educating Farmers with Technology

Eli, Charlotte County, Virginia

Eli was raised on a farm and was inspired to participate in 4-H Tech Changemakers because of the struggles he witnessed his community go through when the market shifted away from manufacturing and tobacco growing...

Emily, 4-H Tech Changemaker

Growing Online Learning in Rural Areas

Emily, Catoosa County, Georgia

Emily joined 4-H Tech Changemakers when she learned how many people in Georgia still lack broadband access. Emily has always had access to the internet and she grew up learning digital skills from her parents. It was a way...

Cameron, 4-H Tech Changemaker

Helping Adults Learn Digital Skills

Cameron, Dodge County, Wisconsin

Cameron was inspired to join 4-H Tech Changemakers because of his own trouble accessing the internet at home. With 30% of residents in his community being over age 55 he realized the impact they can have on...

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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