All Walks of Life, Inc. (AWOL) announced the launch of a youth technology and mentoring program in Savannah, Ga. called Comcast Digital Connectors. Comcast Digital Connectors is a nationally-renowned program that was created by Comcast in partnership with One Economy, a global nonprofit that uses innovative approaches to deliver the power of technology and information to underserved communities. The program is free to youth ages 14 to 21, and those who complete the program receive a free laptop computer. Applications will be accepted Aug. 15 through Sept. 15, with on-site enrollment available Sept. 2 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at AWOL’s Open House event.
AWOL All Walks of Life Inc. will provide resources and recruit area youth to participate in this unique opportunity. "Our youth cannot compete in today’s workforce without access to technology and information," said DaVena Jordan of AWOL All Walks of Life Inc. "We are pleased to work with One Economy in making sure we are continuing to empower our youth with the tools they will need to become future leaders of this country."
"The Digital Connectors program is both an exciting and extremely important initiative for Comcast and the Comcast Foundation. Developing digital literacy skills in young people is essential to their future and to the future of the nation’s workforce," said Comcast Corporation Executive Vice President David L. Cohen. "Along with digital education, these young people from diverse, low-income communities experience a unique opportunity to improve their lives and the lives of others by cultivating leadership skills, impacting their neighborhoods through community service and preparing for their bright futures."
The Digital Connectors curriculum covers everything from leadership skills and personal development to software programming and media production. The program also supports community development.
Launched in Washington DC, with 15 young women from Columbia Heights, the program today has partners in rural and urban areas across the country.
For more information on Comcast Digital Connectors Program visit www.awolinc.org or call 912- 303-4987.