The Salvation Army and Target are thrilled to launch a new digital learning platform in Salvation Army After School Programs across the nation. The Salvation Army Digital Learning Program presented by Target is aimed at empowering youth and communities with meaningful and critical life skills.
The program provides engaging, dynamic, and interactive online courses in key topics such as financial literacy, civic engagement, science, technology, engineering, math, readiness, and health and wellness. After a successful pilot in 20 Salvation Army centers across the country, the program will now be available at nearly 200 Salvation Army locations across the nation.
We’re very encouraged by the positive response this program has already received. A survey from our pilot program showed a 58% knowledge gain among youth who participated in the initial program. “I knew absolutely nothing about money or technology, and ignored the fact that I would someday have to learn about it,” said a program participant. “In the future I will ensure mine and my family’s safety by always being aware and alert about the threats and dangers on digital devices.”
The partnership has also enabled our staff to deliver a quality educational youth-driven program. “This has been the most valuable program that we’ve offered our youth in years,” said Patrice Holt, Program Coordinator, The Salvation Army Boys and Girls Clubs of Greater Atlanta..
We thank Target for their incredible support of our programs and for helping us to engage and educate our communities in a new and innovative way.
If you would like to learn more about the program, watch a highlight video from one of our first centers to adopt the digital courses: http://salar.my/DigitalLearningTags: Kids, Doing the Most Good