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Urban League honors 15 Attucks students

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One Economy, a global non-profit, and the Indianapolis Urban League (IUL) hosted a commencement ceremony for the 15 youth from Crispus Attacks Medical Magnet Middle School and High School, that successfully completed the Digital Connectors program and community service.

The Digital Connectors program allowed the young men and women to build their technology skills by providing them with resources to assist in school, seek employment, educate and assist the Indianapolis community and improve their overall personal development.

“We are proud to be a partner with One Economy’s Digital Connectors program because these young, talented minds are our future,” said IUL President and CEO Joe Slash. “They are the ones

we will depend on to bring us the latest and greatest in technology, become the future CEO’s of innovative corporations, strengthen our economy and lead our nation.”

Digital Connectors engages students ages 14 to 21 who might not otherwise have access to resources to prepare them for the 21st century workforce. The Digital Connectors curriculum ranges from leadership skills and personal development to software programming and media production. The program also supports community development. A major program requirement is for participants to give back to their community by training family members and residents on how to use technology effectively.

“These Digital Connector graduates are joining an esteemed group of alumni who are innovative, entrepreneurial and engaged in improving their communities,” said Francesca Smiley. “This new generation of technology ambassadors will create a lasting culture of digital opportunity and inclusion across the United States.”

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