University of Illinois Extension and Outreach Initiative
Illinois Digital Innovation Leadership Program
Project Lead and Affiliated Association
Illinois Digital Innovation Leadership Program focus is to partner with Extension to improve digital literacy skills statewide. The goal of DILP is to expand opportunities for entrepreneurship, innovation and economic and social development through digital manufacturing and fabrication, digital media production and data analytics.
Project staff have held numerous camps, trainings, events, and demonstrations for youth and the public in southern Illinois, Peoria, and Champaign counties. In addition, the project team has forged connections with local organizations such as libraries, community colleges, and public schools to help build awareness of digital literacy, making, and entrepreneurship.