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Youth TechCamp: U.S. Department of State Hosts TechCamp to Empower Youth with Digital Skills

Media Note
Office of the Spokesperson
Washington, DC
August 8, 2012


On August 12, 2012, the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) will host the first Youth TechCamp in Washington, D.C. The Youth TechCamp builds on the series of TechCamps hosted by the State Department around the world over the last two years to increase the digital literacy of civil society groups. ECA’s Youth TechCamp supports Secretary Clinton’s 21st Century Statecraft policy by encouraging young people to engage and contribute to the digital networks and technologies of today’s interconnected world.

Youth TechCamp will provide a full day of training for 21 Kennedy-Lugar Youth Exchange and Study (YES) Program alumni representing 11 countries. Participants will interact with top technology experts from Mozilla, a non-profit organization. Mozilla’s Hackasaurus team will provide hands-on training in open source Internet design and development. The Youth TechCamp will enable these future leaders to learn how they can use connection technologies to make a positive impact in their communities around the world.

The event will take place at the offices of InterMedia, a global research and evaluation consulting group, in Washington, D.C.

For more information and media inquiries about the Youth TechCamp, contact Suzanne Philion,

PRN: 2012/1283


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