BNY Mellon and basis.point support new Teen-Turn Digital Citizens programme

L-R, Philip Bourke, Hubspot and Teen-Turn Director, Edel O’Malley CEO basis.point, Sarah Stefan, Mark Rogan, Head of EMEA Service Directors BNY Mellon, Dahab Sharaby, Paul Kilcullen, CEO of BNY Mellon Fund Services and Ireland Country Head, Kaye Marie Rabadon, Colm Clifford, basis.point Director, Carol Andrews, Global Head of Client Service BNY Mellon

The Teen-Turn Digital Citizens programme is all about enabling young women. It’s about encouraging young women to challenge the existing political, social and economic structures shaping their futures. It is about equipping young women with the skills to transform not only their own lives but also that of their communities.

BNY Mellon is invested in supporting Teen-Turn’s programme to build digital equity, particularly in the North-East Inner City, Dublin.

Teen-Turn Alumni and Lead Mentors, Dahab Sharaby, Sarah Stefan, Kaye Marie Rabadon

The aim for the three-year programme is to reach 250 girls between the ages of 14 and 18, with each participant receiving 30+ hours of Digital Citizens learning in critical thinking and self-advocacy.

Through their work with teenage girls from underserved communities, Teen-Turn are aware of the need to equip young women not only with the actual digital skills but with the broader softer elements required to navigate issues, such as information overload, in a digital world.

The programme aims to develop critical thinking, fostering debate, instructing on research tactics, and demonstrating how to test, examine, and draw conclusions about sources.

Championing the programme within BNY Mellon, Paul Kilcullen, CEO of BNY Mellon Fund Services and Ireland Country Head, commented at the launch:

“Being prepared for the digital world involves learning how to engage positively, critically and competently in the digital environment. We are delighted to work with Teen-Turn and basis.point to enable and empower girls in this digital world”

Increasing awareness among young people of their community’s social needs creates a greater connection between them and their community. And the change that can occur when teenage girls from disadvantage are empowered to become active citizens is measurable. What they can contribute to civic society can make a real difference to those around them.

Participants on the programme will develop the skills and knowledge to effectively use digital technologies in order to participate in society, politics, further education and future employment.

The vision of basis.point is to create brighter futures for children and young people experiencing disadvantage and basis.point loves the Teen-Turn Digital Citizens programme for its empowerment, self-advocacy and changemaking ambitions.

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