Join us for our 2nd San Francisco Youth Digital Media Showcase
WHERE: San Francisco Public Library Main Branch, Koret Auditorium, 100 Larkin Street (nearest to Grove entrance). Map and directions >
San Francisco's Broadband Technology Opportunities Program (BTOP) presents a showcase of digital media produced by local youth. Come support our students and find out more about the neighborhood programs which help create these wonderful projects. Through SF BTOP, youth are able to realize their artistic vision by learning digital filmmaking, photography, music production, web design, and more.
The Showcase will feature a film screening followed by a youth technology display. This event is part of a citywide initiative to expand broadband access and community-based digital media throughout San Francisco. Don’t miss out!
SF BTOP aims to improve broadband adoption rates and technology proficiency by promoting awareness, training, and skills development among the city’s underserved communities. Over the past two years, our Digital Media and Youth Technology program has trained thousands of participants in over 460 classes, covering topics like digital media production, web and graphic design, computer maintenance, I.T. support, and productive use of Internet applications and office suites.
SF BTOP provides educational technology tools and skill development for youth, including digital media training designed to harness their creativity in digital design, music, video, and gaming. Digital media can be of immense value in preparing our youth and young adults to live and work in the 21st century. Students who work with digital media develop technology and communication skills, as well as collaboration, critical thinking, problem solving, creativity and media literacy. To teach these critical skills, SF BTOP equips community-based organizations throughout the city with the necessary broadband access, specially configured computer work stations, and qualified training staff. Included in this effort is the first systematic upgrade of technology capacities at all eight San Francisco Beacon Centers since 2001.
Managed by the City and County of San Francisco’s Department of Technology, SF BTOP is funded through a Sustainable Broadband Adoption grant from the US Department of Commerce. In addition to digital media and youth technology, SF BTOP funds the Department of Aging and Adult Services’ digital literacy training for seniors and adults with disabilities and City College’s online home business classes.
Digital Media and Youth Technology Partners