HUD sponsored

2021 ConnectHomeUSA - Digital Educational Resources to Support ConnectHomeUSA Youth Achievement


November 16, 2021 | 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM EST



This webinar highlighted two nonprofits that provide free educational resources for children and their families: Common Sense Media and Get Schooled.

Common Sense Media discussed their new Early Childhood Toolkit "Managing Media: Young Kids and Screens Workshops for Families with Kids Age 0-8." The toolkit includes a series of enriching workshops for parents and caregivers on topics related to their children's media use. The workshop activities are grounded in Common Sense's in-depth analysis of the relationships between children's use of high-quality media content and their screen time, and the development of executive functioning skills.

Get Schooled is America's only free, all digital, college and first jobs counselor that uses technology to help young people get to college, find first jobs, and succeed in both. During the webinar, Get Schooled introduced their available resources (such as Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) help and college essay reviews), discussed scholarship opportunities, and outlined their partnership model.

This webinar is part of a webinar series that aims to help ConnectHomeUSA participating communities achieve their goals in connecting households to broadband and assisting communities in their digital inclusion and digital literacy efforts. View all webinars in the ConnectHomeUSA Webinar Series.

Training Objectives

Participants were able to:

  • Understand concepts to help meet ConnectHomeUSA program goals
  • Learn ConnectHomeUSA community best practices

Who Should Attend?

This webinar was intended for Public Housing Authority (PHA) staff and community members responsible for ConnectHomeUSA program implementation. Community members from non-ConnectHomeUSA communities interested in bridging the digital divide for PHA or other HUD-assisted housing programs were welcome to attend.

U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)

Caila Prendergast | CHUSAtraining@enterprisecommunity.org

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