Red Nose Day joins efforts to prepare underserved youth to compete in today’s digital workforce
ATLANTA, November 19, 2018 /3BL Media/ – Boys & Girls Clubs of America today announced a $1 million grant from Red Nose Day to expand digital literacy skills to thousands more youth nationwide through the My.Future digital literacy program. The announcement comes as Boys & Girls Clubs of America celebrates “My.Future Week” with activities highlighting the critical role of digital skills in today’s world.
For many of us, making connections or finding information online is second nature. But for others, navigating the internet is a small triumph that can lead to life-changing independence. It’s the spark that can ignite a new passion and open doors to future career paths.
The keys that unlock these life-changing moments? Digital literacy and access to technology — two areas of strategic investment at Comcast NBCUniversal that empower people and create opportunities for those who need it most.
How afterschool time can generate content creators
by Edwin Link
It’s important to frame best practices for afterschool providers in terms of engagement and participation in the world, not simply proficiency with computers and the Internet. It’s not about having a laptop or a smart phone, it’s about using the laptop or smartphone to translate a child’s worldview into content. It’s about giving them the creative space to digitally develop a voice. Here are a few examples:
By Jim Clark, President and CEO, Boys & Girls Clubs of America
In today’s digital world, new technologies and social sharing platforms are abound. Studies show that more than 90% of youth, especially teens, engage in some sort of social media activity daily. Now, Boys & Girls Clubs join this virtual space with a dynamic digital experience that’s more powerful than that of any other youth-based organization in the country.
By Kimberly Boyd, National Vice President of Program, Training and Youth Development Services at Boys & Girls Clubs of America
A year ago this month, we joined Comcast NBCUniversal on an extended journey to provide the latest technology tools and skills to the more than 4 million youth served each year by Boys & Girls Clubs across the country. Already, that journey is taking us to some amazing places.
In Chicago, Emmanuel discovered there is much more to technology than Facebook and selfies.
In Tucson, Josiah began writing his own short stories and created a digital portfolio to store his work.