Connected Youth Centers Offer Media and New Technology Access for Teens

This was originally published several months ago, so it may be out of date.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Monday, April 24, 2017
Contact: Kanya Lyons, 512-974-7379

Connected Youth Centers Offer Media and New Technology Access for Teens

Connected Youth Centers at ten Austin Public Library locations provide activities and after school programs for teens and tweens with a focus on technology, media and developmental assets. The Connected Youth Project continues the next two years of its operations (2017 and 2018) with funding from the Michael & Susan Dell Foundation and support from the Austin Public Library Friends Foundation. Connected Youth activities encourage young people to solve new problems, exercise creativity, practice collaboration, develop critical thinking skills and expand communication styles. 

The Austin Public Library, the Austin Public Library Friends Foundation and the Michael & Susan Dell Foundation work together to provide the up-to-date equipment, software and resources for youth to use in the libraries. Skilled staff at Connected Youth Centers guide youth in developing the skills they need to be successful in school, work and life. 

Connected Youth Centers
Each of the locations below has a dedicated Connected Youth Center, where young people 10-18 can enjoy the services mentioned above.

For more information about the Connected Youth Project please call Heath Rezabek at 512-974-9926 or visit library.austintexas.gov/connectedyouth.

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