I wish a program like this existed when I was in high school.
The Digital Connectors program increases digital literacy among low-income youth and prepares them for jobs in information and broadband technology. Among the program's key components, youngsters learn how to take computers apart and put them back together.
Sitting at one of three demonstration tables at the Honickman Learning Center in North Philadelphia, Vernon Jordan III showed off a video documentary he produced as a final project in the Comcast Digital Connectors program.
"I graduated from the program in the summer and it's cool to be able to take what I learned there and share it with others," Jordan, a junior at Murrell Dobbins High School, said yesterday as he displayed his skills to older attendees at an event celebrating the program. "It was definitely a life-changing experience," said Amber Diggs, a sophomore at Interboro High School in Delaware County. "I learned things I didn't know and things I didn't even think I needed to know about computers."