The Generator, an innovation hub powered by GoForward Pine Bluff, is hosting a Building Digital Skills Forward Summer 2021 Program for students 6th-12th grade. This program includes three summer sessions with the first one already taking place. It began on Monday, June 14th and lasts until July 2nd.
The program coordinator Michael Turley explained that the camp is designed to engage students at their digital fluency level and build on that. Students will be selected based on self-reported participation interest and not skill, Turley further explained this with Deltaplex,
The details for the program on their website focus on three “tracks” of Digital Skill, beginner, intermediate, and advanced which are based on the digital literacy assessment. Turley also talked about the assessment and the purpose of it,
Turley explained the three main things that he wants participants to walk away with after this program,
Student participants for the summer program are broken up into three groups with specific time slots beginning with 6th-8th grade at 9:30 am-11:30 am, 11th-12th grade at 1 pm-3 pm, and 9th-10th grades at 3:30 pm-5:30 pm Monday-Friday.
Turley urges students and parents to spread the word and apply to participate on their website at https://goforwardpinebluff.org/the-generator/. They will be offering a second session from July 5th- July 23rd ending with the third session from July 26th- August 13th.