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. 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.
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.
Stayed tuned for the 2021 – 2022 National 4-H Tech Changemakers Team!
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...
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...
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.
Mecklenburg, VA 4-H Tech Changemakers work with students in an after-school program to complete an online coding activity.
Greenbay, WI 4-H Tech Changemakers held a STEM fair for middle schoolers where teens introduced them to different technologies.
4-H Tech Changemakers from across the country met with legislators and their staff in Washington, DC.
Quincy, WA 4-H Tech Changemakers showcase their work at a local technology fair.
Wayne, MI 4-H Tech Changemakers plan for the launch of their new website.
Washtenaw, MI 4-H Tech Changemakers presenting at a conference with one of their local partners, Helping Hands.
Murray, GA 4-H Tech Changemakers leading adults through training on their mobile phones.
Alpena, MI meet at the local coffee shop they have partnered with to plan the next phase of their local project.
Cass, ND 4-H Tech Changemaker teens leading a day camp for younger youth where they taught coding.
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