Digital Learning Initiative

Our Digital Learning Initiative empowers our students to harness the power of technology and Internet/WiFi to be able to participate in online learning and develop crucial 21st-century skills. The ultimate goal of our initiative is to bridge the digital divide and provide equitable access to our students who would not have access otherwise.

Our online tutors use a live, online classroom in which students and tutors interact through audio, video, and a shared whiteboard. This type of tutoring was started in 2014 in response to the need to reach students located beyond our in-person service areas. Now, online tutoring has become a central part of our organization since the COVID-19 outbreak. While BigBlueButton is our main online tutoring software, students without robust Internet and technology utilize other tools such as FaceTime and Google Duo to connect with their tutors. Between March and July of this year, 600 students were matched with an online tutor. That number continues to grow weekly.

Our initiative also helps in the following ways: