2021 Summer Event — Delete The Divide

Delete The Divide membership is free for youth and young adults ages 12 to 24 who live in  communities adversely impacted by the digital divide. Enrollment is always open, but youth who  join by July 20th will be able to participate in a special STEAM event this summer*. Delete The  Divide has partnered with Moon Mark and the National Hot Rod Association (NHRA) for youth to  attend the NHRA’s Youth and Education Services (YES) Program at the Lucas Oil Winternationals  in Pomona on July 30, 2021. 

The YES Program offers STEAM educational sessions, behind-the-scenes access to race cars and  pit crews, and admission to the actual races. Additionally, Moon Mark’s Lunar Outposts robotic  cars will be the first vehicles to race on the moon in 2022, and youth will be able to see these  vehicles and meet the space experts of this historic race. Admission to the NHRA’s YES Program is free to all youth and they can bring family and friends of any age to the event for free as well. 

L.A. County communities where 20.1% to 100% of the households lack internet access are  considered adversely impacted by the digital divide. To view an interactive map of these  communities, click here: 

Map of Digital Divide in L.A. County 

Youth are encouraged to sign-up for free membership at: 

https://www.deletethedivide.org/ 

* STEAM – Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics

Delete The Divide is an initiative led by the County of Los Angeles to empower youth, young  adults and small businesses in underserved communities who are adversely impacted by the  digital divide. Partnerships have been established with public, private, academic, and  community-based organizations to unify efforts in ensuring that members have direct access to training and support services in modern technologies. This coalition of partners provide an  abundance of programs and resources that create pathways to personal development and  economic growth. 

Membership is free. Offerings include: 

Youth & Young Adults 

  • IT training courses 

  • Technical certifications and badges • Conferences, tours and special events • Academic scholarships 

  • Paid internships and entry-level jobs • Business start-up programs 

  • Job shadowing and mentoring • Industry connections 

  • Various support programs 

Small Businesses 

  • Early alerts of special events/opportunities • Business software training 

  • Networking 

  • Information seminars 

  • Podcasts  

  • Special assistance programs 

  • Support to expand an online presence via  websites, social media and e-commerce 

Delete The Divide is administered by the Internal Services Department. Current partners and  supporters include: Apple, AWS, Boys & Girls Club, Cisco, CSU5, Curated Pathways, Esri,  Facebook, Google, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, Human-I-T, Jamf, KJLH Radio, L.A. Chamber of  Commerce, L.A. Community College District, Local Initiatives Support Corporation, Moon Mark,  Russell Westbrook’s Why Not? Foundation, USC Civic Engagement, and WeThrive. County  partners include the Internal Services Department, Department of Consumer and Business  Affairs, Department of Children and Family Services, and Workforce Development Aging and  Community Services. 

For more information, please visit the website at: 

https://www.deletethedivide.org/

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