Free Digital Life Skills Classes
We believe connectivity equals opportunity. So we are working to ensure that low income and under resourced Kansas City residents have an Internet-connected computer in their homes. Connectivity all by itself will not close the Digital Divide, however. To help people become active digital citizens, we offer three equally important programs to the community —connectivity, affordable computers and digital literacy.
By teaching everyday digital skills, like online communications and job searching, Connecting for Good helps under-resourced families, senior citizens and the disabled to experience all of the possibilities that the World Wide Web has to offer
We are conducting one-on-one and hands-on digital tutorials at our center at 3101 Troost in Kansas City, Missouri and throughout the metro area at various locations, including Kansas City Public Library branches.
The training involves these digital life skills:
- Email use
- Search engine use
- Health/medical info search
- Government services search
- Job applications
- Social networking
- Video watch/download
- Buying online
- Banking online
- Classes/certification online
Because this knowledge is not helpful unless people can use it, we offer low income people who complete both classes with an inexpensive refurbished PC for as little as $50.00. To qualify as low income, individuals will show proof that theyare on some form of government assistance. Additionally, if they do not already have Internet in their homes, we provide them with a list of free Wi-Fi hotspots throughout the city where they can get online.
To sign up for classes, see our Training Schedule
We welcome volunteers to assist us in conducting these classes. If you are interested in getting involved, please use our Volunteer Interest Form.
Donate $50.00 to provide a computer to a low income family!