The RHI Technology program develops and uses technology to create opportunities and solutions for the Red Hook community. Each year, RHI works with 50 18-24 year olds in our Young Adult program to provide technology training and career development. These Digital Stewards gain skills and knowledge through training activities including the maintenance of the Red Hook WIFI network, and other tech related projects and events.
In a neighborhood with a 75% unemployment rate for 19-24 year olds, Digital Stewards is a life-changing alternative for Red Hook youth. Program graduates are supported to find full-time jobs, fellowships or further training in the tech and media industries.
“Tech is taking over the world and replacing things everywhere. It’s a different world and I have a new outlook. I know what to do.”
– RHI Digital Steward