Across the Digital Divide: Young People’s Computer Center is an Extraordinary Space

In a collaborative effort, The Media Mobilizing Project (MMP) and Philadelphia Student Union (PSU) decided to create an extraordinary computer center for young people hosted at the PSU office. Like MMP’s five other computer centers, PSU’s Young People’s Computer Centeris the result of the Broadband Technology Opportunities Program (BTOP) which is part of President Obama’s American Reinvestment and Recovery Act. BTOP is responsible for funding many new and existing computer centers across the nation in order close the digital divide between the wealthy and the poor and working class. Unlike other BTOP funded centers inPhiladelphia, The Young People’sComputerCenteris unique in the fact that it caters specifically to young people. The center will feature workshops geared specifically to young people’s needs (e.g., college access, summer jobs, resumes and cover letters). It’s a place where young people can come, be amongst their peers and access the Internet in a safe and youth-friendly environment.

Our center is not only open to members of the Philadelphia Student Union but this amazing resource is open and available for all young people inPhiladelphiaand it’s FREE!