Programs for Adults
TGH partners with social service organizations throughout Massachusetts to deliver courses focused on fundamental digital skills for adults. Courses are offered at locations such as libraries, community centers, public housing, and other nonprofit organizations. Each learner receives a Chromebook and, if needed, 12 months of internet services.
Taught by TGH certified instructors at our partner organizations, course topics include, but are not limited to, job searching, financial literacy, communicating with friends and family, accessing public benefits, finding educational programs, accessing telehealth, and more.
Each course is tailored to the specific interests, needs, and skill levels of the learners who enroll. Some courses focus on a specific topic, such as our small business courses, which are geared towards local small business owners, micro-entrepreneurs, and people interested in starting a business. These courses focus on digital skills needed to manage finances, leverage city resources, develop an effective online presence, accept online payments, and more. Other focus areas for our adult digital skills courses include workforce development, telehealth, and English language learning, among many others.
Programs for Families
TGH’s family-based programs engage children or young adults and their caregivers together to learn digital skills as a team. These programs are hosted at partnering schools, early childcare centers, community centers, and other local neighborhood institutions. Courses are taught by school personnel, childcare providers, community center staff, social workers, and other community leaders who are TGH certified instructors.
Families who enroll with students in grades 1-12 receive a Chromebook, and families with young children ages 3-6 receive an iPad. All families who do not have high-quality home internet they can afford have the option to receive 12 months of internet services.
Courses for families with young children cover educational and social-emotional learning apps that focus on early language, literacy, and STEAM skill-building. Families practice early learning strategies and discuss challenges and opportunities in parenting with technology. Courses for families with school-aged students focus on topics such as using Google apps for school and work, finding apps and websites for learning and play, tracking grades and attendance online, finding after-school and academic programs, and accessing web-based family resources.
TGH is working hard to connect Massachusetts residents to the internet. We are partnering with the cities, libraries, community-based organizations, schools, health care centers, and faith-based organizations to disseminate critical information and help all of our community members access online resources. To learn more about high-quality, affordable internet options, visit www.tghconnect.org.