Closing The Digital Gap offers youth programs during summer months (after school when funding allows), along with special topics during winter and spring breaks. Technology Training is available to Michigan residents in conjunction with homeschooling parents, churches, community centers, non-profits and local school district special projects. Funding for these programs have come from local, federal, private, and foundation levels, however, we are always looking for sponsorship, grants and donations to continue the cause.
- Computer Components
- Animating and Activating Avatars
- Youth Digital (Multi-media)
- Web Design
- MOS Prep
- Computer Literacy
- Basic Coding
- Creating Simple Apps for Androids
- Get your Google going
Upcoming Programs/Partnerships for 2015/2016:
- 2016 Sylvan Learning Center collaboration in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) Youth Workshops
- 2016 Written By Kids collaboration E-Literacy Workshops for Creating and Publishing Books in Print and Electronically
- 2015/2016 Community Center Youth Tech Days
- 2015/2016 Young Publishers Internships for Minority Newspapers Going Digital Program
- 2015 Computer Components Summer Workshop
Past Programs/Partnerships 2005 – 2014:
- CRCF funded Ingham/Clinton/Eaton Youth credit recovery and computer literacy programs 2014, 2013, 2012 and 2011
- 2014 Eastern High School Computer Literacy and Microsoft Office Specialist program for high school students to provide participants with training in technology, Word, Excel and PowerPoint. Each participant was provided a FREE laptop and a FREE Microsoft exam voucher to take the Word certification.
- 2008-2014 Michigan Bulletin newspaper Young Publishers Club for Youth in Tri-County Area
- HOPE Scholar
- St. Vincent
- Lansing School District
- Harry Hill (WOIA Youth Funded) Work Experience Youth Program with Beck & Jody
- SBC funded Computer Training with Terry Muhellan
CTDG will continue to focus on the Computer Science aspect of Technology related to STEM. CTDG provides hands-on experience and knowledge of real world applications and software to include Microsoft, IC3, Adobe, CompTIA and more. Youth learn in depth information concerning Microsoft software such as Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, 365, and Access which are a part of the STEM process and initiative. Activities such as building computers, creating e-books, and designing Web Sites to display the process and importance of a computers and internet are offered throughout the CTDG service areas. CTDG also discusses the importance of Internet Safety, Cyber Security and Ethics with an emphasis on Cyber bullying, as these are raising serious concerns in today’s world of technology usage.
Closing The Digital Gap continually endeavors to set up Computer Labs throughout Michigan to empower our youth to learn and advance computer skills. If you are interested in collaborating on a youth centered computer lab, volunteering, and/or donating to a specific youth program, please contact CTDG at (517) 485-7581.