The Everett Program and Digital NEST Impactathon Project seeks to explore how tech learning within the frame of social justice will motivate and build the confidence of underrepresented youth to pursue futures in technology. Our 2-year grant from the National Science Foundation enabled us to partner with outside evaluators to assess our impact. Together we conducted 156 pre-surveys, 96 post-surveys, and 21 extensive post-impactathon interviews with both our participants and facilitators to compile our data. The numbers below reflect our insights from across 6 Everett Impactathons in partnership with the Digital NEST from 2018 to 2020.
Of surveyed participants increased their confidence in clearly stating their ideas
Of surveyed participants increased their confidence to engage with technology that is new to them and learn how to use it
Of surveyed participants believe technology can be used to advocate for issues they are passionate about
OUR PARTICIPANT IMPACT
Of surveyed facilitators increased their confidence to use their technological knowledge and resources to solve their own technical problems
Of surveyed facilitators increased their belief in using technology to advocate for issues their are passionate about
Of surveyed facilitators increased their comfort in explaining the reasoning and intent behind why they are doing a particular activity