4-H Tech Changemakers


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4-H Tech ChangeMakers

National 4-H Council and Microsoft are working together to close the connectivity gap in rural areas by empowering teens to bring technology and digital skills access to their communities.

The 4-H Tech Changemakers program puts teens at the forefront of creating change in their communities, empowering them to serve as digital ambassadors by equipping them with the tools, resources and technical partners to help them be successful.

The Need:
  • 7 in 10 teachers assign homework that requires internet access, yet over 3 million kids don’t have internet access at home.
  • An increase in access to broadband is correlated to higher employment rates.
The Projects

The 4-H Tech Changemakers program equips 4-H teens with the tools and training they need to use technology as a force for good in their communities.Some are developing solutions to food insecurity, mental health awareness and other critical community issues, while others are teaching important digital skills serving as digital ambassadors in their communities.The project spans over 90 communities across 15 states.

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Contact Franklin County 4-H Tech Changemakers

Pat Banker


Office: (518)483-7403

Mikayla Foster


Office: (518)483-7403


Patricia Banker
4-H Program Educator
(518) 483-7403

Last updated May 12, 2020