Supporting Student Voices and Digital Leadership with #Digital4Good

 In News & Updates, Online Safety

On September 15th and 16th, students, educators, and industry friends will gather at Facebook HQ in Menlo Park to celebrate the power of kindness, giving, and positivity. Organized by the California-based nonprofit #ICANHELP, #Digital4Good is now in its third year of honoring student achievements in positive tech and media use. The students featured in this year’s event have led initiatives that feed the homeless, fund innovative pediatric cancer research, focus on suicide prevention, and so much more.

Two Hat is excited to announce that we are proudly supporting #Digital4Good for the third year in a row.

In addition to celebrating with the winners at the event itself in September, we are also taking part in a brand-new initiative and mentoring one of the winners.

Shreyaa Venkat is a junior at Broad Run High School who founded the non-profit organization NEST4US, dedicated to feeding the hungry, inspiring youth to volunteer, and connect the world. In a short time, NEST4US has grown from a small family-based project to an impactful organization with over 350 young dedicated volunteers wanting to make the world better.

Keep watching the blog for an interview with Shreyaa – we guarantee she will inspire you to give back! 

Make sure you tune in to the #Digtal4Good live event on Monday, September 16th from 9:00 am – 10:oo am PST for the “power hour,” during which all ten student winners will present their projects.

Sign up here to receive the direct live stream link on September 16th.


Want to learn more about #Digital4Good and #ICANHELP? Check out these blog posts:

How #ICANHELP is Empowering a New Generation of Digital Citizens (an interview with co-founder Matt Soeth)

#ICANHELP Light the Fire: An Interview With Musician Lisa Heller

Introducing the Tech Power Panel at #Digital4Good

Four Surprising Lessons I Learned From Students at #Digital4Good

We believe that everyone should be free to share without fear of abuse or harassment.

We also believe that making this vision a reality is a shared responsibility.

That’s why we’ve allied with diverse organizations including non-profits, government agencies, private companies, and industry alliances to share best practices, produce online safety resources, and spread the word of proactive, purposeful content moderation.

We’ve partnered with #ICANHELP because they empower students to use social media in a positive, healthy way.

 

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