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Digital Ready

Boston, MA | http://digitalready.org
Joined in April 2021

About Us

Digital Ready activates the creative potential of high school students, especially Black and Latinx youth, to build tangible pathways to economic opportunities in Boston’s innovation economy.


Being Digital Ready means being ready for the complexity of a constantly evolving economy and society and requires students to weave together ethnography, engineering, design, and code to solve incredibly gnarly 21st-century problems. At Digital Ready, we utilize the city as a lab for learning striving to make the boundaries between school and the world less strict and more permeable. Our mission is to create tangible economic pathways for students that are driven by students’ interests, local employer needs, and the community’s unique assets. Our students learn by doing. In our studio, students practice habits of creative problem solving in a safe and supportive environment, where they can take risks to learn, ask difficult questions, and develop themselves as creative leaders. 


OUR VALUES 

  • We actively fight against the status quo that allows injustices to be perpetuated without accountability; 
  • We use our political power, social capital, and networks to create access to high-quality education opportunities for students; 
  • We value diverse perspectives, which we believe leads to more identity-affirming and innovative learning experiences for students; 
  • We are committed to being an anti-racist organization that prioritizes the voices of students and communities of color;
  • We intentionally support the redesign of policies and structures or systemic racism that continues to exclude and harm communities of color;
  • We actively interrogate schools' curriculum, industries' hiring practices, and other institutional practices that limit who has access to Boston's innovation economy.


Digital Ready activates the creative potential of high school students, especially Black and Latinx youth, to build tangible pathways to economic opportunities in Boston’s innovation economy.


Being Digital Ready means being ready for…

Issue Areas Include

  • Children & Youth
  • Education
  • Job & Workplace
  • Race & Ethnicity
  • Science & Technology

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