"I wanted to become a part of this team because I believe some parents, with no intention, push away their children because they try to understand the social and technical world this generation was born in. I want to help these adults communicate with their children so that there are better bonds between families and so that the children can grow in a healthier environment." –Eddie
One of our goals at My Digital TAT2 is to elevate the voices of youth by providing them with opportunities and platforms to speak about their experiences and challenges using social media. Our Teen Advisors inform our work and ensure we're always up-to-date on the latest trends in social media and teen online use.
Teen Advisory Boards
The students on our boards give us hope for the future of the internet. Through their insights and visions for the future, we believe they will be the ones to create a “kinder net.” Our teen boards (one for high school and one for middle school students) meet monthly throughout the school year and work with us directly to provide continuous improvement of our programs and curriculum. Students gain valuable experience by participating in and contributing to company fundraising events, workshops, and conferences.
Summer Internship Program
Each year we select 12 high school students for participation in our month-long summer internship program. Interns attend weekly meetings, participate in MDT2 events, and assist with clerical duties. In addition, interns research an area of their own interest relating to social media or the internet and create a short presentation to present to the whole team. We go on field trips, dive deep into weighty topics, and have a lot of fun. Students are valued, appreciated, and active members of informing the work we do.
We learn so much from kids and teens and they truly make our work current and informed. There are four two-hour focus group sessions during the year – one each for middle school boys, middle school girls, high school boys, and high school girls.
Information pertaining to our youth programs are posted on our Facebook page during the application period. Or let us know how you would like to get involved.