The Digital Divide refers to the economic, educational, and social inequalities between those who have computers and online access and those who do not. This issue has been highlighted more than ever as students prepare for a virtual school setting, with many not having access to the resources needed to succeed. In Milwaukee, American Family Insurance and the Brewers Community Foundation made a joint donation to the MPS Foundation #ConnectMilwaukee Initiative that aims to provide internet access and equipment to students and families within MPS. When we think of Digital Divide, we know it’s more than just access to a laptop and internet, it’s the tech skills that we want to introduce early to build an excitement for careers within the tech ecosystem.
Join us for a panel discussion addressing the current challenges of the digital divide, how business and individuals can get involved in creating programming and outreach that helps bridge the gap, teach skills and create opportunities, specifically for those in underserved communities and populations.