There currently exist huge gender and racial gaps in computer science and Tech related fields. These gaps are largely credited to the disparities in our current educational system. Computer science is the fabric of the future making it imperative that our youth become digitally literate.
The digital divide: Is reducing the economic and social inequalities with regard to access to, use or impact of information and communication technologies (ICT). research shows that the digital divide is more than just an access issue and cannot be alleviated merely by providing the necessary equipment. More than just accessibility, individuals need to know how to effectively make use of the information and communication tools once they have access.
The Yesterday's Negro League Baseball Players (YNLBP) Traveling Exhibit, offers access to a vital, part of American history dating back to the past century, often overlooked. Our exhibit allows viewers to explore a fascinating era in American sports that reveals a rich and colorful story, which had a profound impact not only on our national pastime but upon America's social and moral development.
Through pictures, documents, artifacts, and memorabilia, this exhibit will share the invaluable experiences of the Negro League Baseball players.
Bridging Gaps To Greatness offers workshops that equips students with 21st. Century learning concepts and strategies that are sure to unlock the potential of every learner. Utilizing the Negro League experience, students participate in engaging interactive activities with new and emerging literacies designed to inspire new levels of achievement.
Along with exploring the significance of Negro leagues baseball to combating racism, this Initiative builds digital literacy and confidence. It provides frameworks for learning and combines elements such as critical thinking, problem solving , innovation and communication skills, encompassing the knowledge and competencies required to be successful in nearly every endeavor in today’s technology-rich society.