Every year, Saint Paul Public Library and Saint Paul Neighborhood Network partner on DigiDaze, a community technology fair that provides learning opportunities, tech advice, and more for youth, adults, and seniors. Rondo Community Library hosted the fair on June 21, and we had a higher turn out than in the past number of years with more than 120 attendees! This event is a signature way that Community Technology Empowerment Program (CTEP) AmeriCorps provides resources to bridge the digital divide in the community.
DigiDaze wouldn't be complete without a laptop raffle! With a generous donation from Minnesota Computers for Schools, we were able to provide computers to four attendees. Learn more about their stories below!
Xavier is in elementary school and visits the library and other public spaces for internet access. He plans to share the new laptop with his family.
Abby mainly uses Apple products, but this is her first computer! She plans to share it with her sister.
Ajulu, a 22-year-old student at Guadalupe Alternative Programs (GAP) high school, is originally from Ethiopia and has been studying Northstar Digital Literacy assessment skills since September. This new laptop will help her complete her studies.
Gano, also a student at GAP, been studying Northstar since January, but has no computer at home and has had to study at coffee shops. She plans to become a nurse.