Summer 2020 Remote Programs


Digital Harbor Foundation is excited to offer remote learning opportunities this summer. While we’re saddened to not be able to offer in-person programs this summer, we have developed a variety of valuable experiences for elementary, middle, and high school-aged youth.

Mid-High Opportunities

Future of Work

DHF has partnered with Baltimore’s Mayor’s Office of Employment Development (MOED) to create a curriculum that teaches young people skills needed to succeed in a new, and increasingly technical workplace.

This content focuses on tools that can help youth succeed in a remote work setting, but are overwhelmingly applicable to in-person professional settings too. Specifically, this playlist features content in the following subject areas:

  • Digital Literacy and Communication
  • Professional Development
  • Web Development
  • Digital Design

The Future of Work experience will run from Monday, June 29 through Friday, August 14. The course is independent in nature, but DHF staff and youth employees will provide technical support starting on July 13. This will take form as a text message hotline and include teleconference troubleshooting as necessary. Content will stay available on the learning library after the summer session ends. To register, click the button below.

Social Justice Town Hall

Digital Harbor Foundation believes it is crucial to include youth in conversations about social justice and racial equity. On alternating weeks through August, DHF staff will facilitate town hall-style discussions among middle and high school-aged youth. These meetings will be youth-focused and seek to create an inclusive environment to process thoughts, feelings, and questions that are top of mind.

Discussions will take place from 4-5pm over Google Hangouts on the following Thursdays:

  • July 16
  • July 30
  • August 14

To register for mid-high opportunities, click the button below.

Elementary Opportunities

Mini Maker Power Packs

Young audiences thrive through learning with hands-on projects. DHF has developed a package of activities, specifically designed for elementary-aged youth, focused on teaching the fundamental concepts of circuitry and electronics.

These projects are simple and can be done at home with guides provided in kits and online. They include:

  • Building a Circuit & Switch
  • Conductivity Test
  • Paper Circuit Card

We want to provide these kits for free or at-cost for families. We have a limited supply of 20 kits available for free, so we ask that families request these kits as truly needed. In addition to free kits, we have 40 kits available at-cost ($15) for families. Each kit includes supplies and directions for all three projects and the price includes shipping within Baltimore and the surrounding area. We aim to ship these kits out in mid-July.

Mini Makers Virtual Fun

In addition to kits and project prompts, we aim to offer a space for fun and play with our elementary-aged youth. On alternating weeks, we will provide sessions for activities including storytime, show and tell, and playdates with peers.

These activities will take place from 1-2pm over Google Hangouts on the following Thursdays:

  • July 9
  • July 23
  • August 6

To register for elementary activities, click the button below:

Contact

If you have any questions or concerns about these activities or registering for them, please reach out to programs@digitalharbor.org or call 443-681-9384.