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Tashni Dubroy '02 to Serve as Keynote Speaker for Raleigh Graduation

Tashni Dubroy (headshot)

April 23, 2015 - Tashni-Ann Dubroy '02, Shaw University alumna and currently the Special Assistant to the President for Process Optimization at Shaw, will serve as the Raleigh Digital Connectors' graduation keynote speaker on Thursday, May 28, 2015 at 6:00 p.m. in the City of Raleigh Council Chambers.

Raleigh Digital Connectors is a nationally renowned program, provided by the City of Raleigh that provides technology training and mentoring for youth, ages 14-21. The program offers young people a chance to expand 21st century technology skills, develop professional life skills, participate in open data projects, explore workplace pathways and serve their communities.

Raleigh Digital Connectors are dedicated to improving their communities and themselves through technology and community service. The City of Raleigh sustains the program through strategic partnerships and offers expanded levels of digital readiness, including Cisco Essentials training and certification. Raleigh aims to develop a sustainable program other communities can use for preparing youth to succeed in the evolving digital economy.

During the academic school year, Digital Connectors attend classes two evenings a week for a total of five hours. Youth learn technical, leadership, social, and life skills through a combination of instructor-led training, team exercises, field trips, guest speakers, mentors, and community service. Participation in this interactive, challenging learning experience culminates in a formal graduation celebration and the opportunity to continue serving the community as Digital Connectors alumni. Graduates of the program receive $500, a laptop computer, and other incentives for participating.