Digital Equity for Rural Youth

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Creating Digital Equity Opportunities for Youth in a Rural Georgia Community

The Willow Hill Heritage and Renaissance Center aims to bridge the technology gap in Portal, Bulloch County GA, created by economic inequity and rural poverty. In partnership with the Institute of Museum and Library Sciences, Georgia Southern University, Nordson Corporation, and Tech Corps, a Techie Camp will be hosted in the summer of 2023 for at-risk youth. Approximately 45 elementary and middle school students will participate in a free all-day camp, learning computer coding, robotics, and app development.

SCC interns will work with students and staff members to help with coursework, lunches, and recreation. The youth have had little to no exposure to computer science and will require technical support. Interns will receive training before the start of the camp and, at the completion of the camp, interns will help to create a detailed report that will be used to seek funding for the continuation of this program.

With the help of SCC interns, a free Techie Camp will be provided to at-risk youth to bridge the technology gap in Portal, Georgia. To view a larger image of this presentation, click here.


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