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Grant-funded 4-H program has teens teaching digital skills to adults

Virginia State University’s 4-H Program recently received a $141,000 grant to expand efforts to empower teens to teach digital skills to adults.

The National 4-H Tech Changemakers program uses a teens-as-teachers approach with teen leaders learning digital skills to teach to adults, a release said. The teens become certified Tech Changemakers and work in partnership with their 4-H educators to use prepared lesson plans to virtually teach digital skills to adults in their communities.

The lesson plans focus on digital skills that help drive economic opportunity, like using Microsoft Word to create resumes or learning to safely navigate the internet to find job search websites.

Gloucester County is among 18 localities expected to share in the program, the release said.

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