Sixteen museums, libraries and out-of-school organizations were awarded a total of $150,000 through the Project:Connect Summer Youth Programming Competition to support single or multi-day participatory and hands-on learning experiences (labs, hackathons, pop-up events) held at U.S.-based organizations throughout the summer of 2013.
Based on the principles of Connected Learning—learning that is equitable, social, and participatory—the programs gave young people hands-on experience creating, testing, and investigating ways to make using the web a better place to learn, connect, make, contribute, and share. Project:Connect kicked off in 2013 with an an all-day Hackathon in which participants were invited to Hack A Better Web for youth. Explore the winning projects below or read about them here.
The Project:Connect Summer Youth Programming Competition was supported by the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, administered by Humanities, Arts, Science, and Technology Alliance and Collaboratory (HASTAC), and was carried out in collaboration with Mozilla. The Competition was also part of the Project:Connect initiative that included collaboration with Facebook and the Family Online Safety Institute (FOSI).