In collaboration with fellow nonprofit TeenWorks (www.teenworks.org), Net Literacy’s summer program repurposed 1800 computers during the summer teaching 14 high school students computer repurposing, software, and hardware skills. These computers will be donated to the families of students without a computer at home. Net Literacy has increased computer access to over 250,000 individuals through donations to families, public libraries, schools, community centers, afterschool programs, senior centers, literacy centers, and churches with remediation programs for students.
Please enjoy our student-created video documentary about our summer video programs
At the same time, 50 Net Literacy student volunteers worked to script, storyboard, film, and edit almost fifty internet safety videos during a very busy six weeks at Ivy Tech. These videos are short stories designed to facilitate discussion between teens and teachers, youth leaders, and parents – they have been posted to YouTube (at www.youtube.com, search for “net literacy”). During the fall, one hundred additional student-created internet safety videos will be uploaded to the Safe Connects (www.safeconnects.org) website. Currently, 11000 to 13000 unique visitors check out our safety videos each month.
For more information, please email danielkent(at)netliteracy.org.