Teens work with mentors in The Labs @ CLP  / photo: Ben Filio

Today’s children, so-called digital natives, are growing up in a world of ubiquitous technology and communications media and these new tools and resources present an opportunity to guide their use in ways that will enhance learning, communication, collaboration, skill-building, and creativity—skills recognized as critical for success in the 21st century.

New tools are transforming how children learn, socialize, and participate in the world around them, making it easier for young people to explore their interests, collaborate with peers, and connect with mentors.