The last week of November, 2022 brought the official opening of the Community Tech Hub, located in the Goodall Resource Center in Deer River, MN. Currently, the Tech Hub is open 12:00pm-6:00, Monday through Friday, during the summer, and after-school hours during the school year. While there, youth engage in projects exploring various forms of media including digital art, film and music. They have also been learning and exploring Brand Guide Creation and marketing materials for businesses. Through a collaboration with Community Cafe and ISD #317, the students are provided with healthy meals and snacks while there. Additionally, during the school year, due to transportation barriers, students are able to ride the late bus home to aid in their ability to attend.
Tech Hub staff and students are working to build partnerships with local businesses and organizations to provide tech and marketing services, provided by the students, along with developing career training and pathways leading to improved future employment opportunities. Forward Health Foundation is proud to be a supporting partner of the Tech Hub through funds raised from generous donors during our 2022 Gala. We were excited to showcase some of the students’ work at our 2023 Gala event including video interviews of some of our Health Career Scholarship earners.
To learn more about their programming, or for ways to get involved, visit their Facebook page by clicking here.