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The Futures Fund Presents Free Tech Workshops for Adults at EBR Libraries

Updated: Sep 7, 2023

Teressa Calligan teaches a workshop on idea generation.

The Walls Project's Futures Fund is thrilled to unveil an impactful initiative aimed at empowering the adults of Baton Rouge with crucial technological skills, called Break N2 Tech. The program will be hosting a series of free tech workshops in partnership with the East Baton Rouge Libraries, offering adults in the community a valuable opportunity to explore diverse pathways into the realm of technology.

The Futures Fund is deeply committed to nurturing a passion for technology and innovation among Baton Rouge's adult population. Through these workshops, participants will be immersed in a variety of engaging tech subjects, sparking curiosity and expanding their skill sets. The classes are expertly crafted to introduce key concepts while discussing avenues for further exploration, including pursuing secondary education programs, utilizing free resources for self-guided learning, and delving into the comprehensive web development courses provided by the Futures Fund.

"Our mission is to provide every adult in Baton Rouge with access to the world of technology," states Helena Williams, Co-Director of the Futures Fund. "Our workshops are thoughtfully designed to adapt to the ever-changing tech landscape, ensuring that participants gain knowledge that is both relevant and practical."

The upcoming workshops are as follows:

Intro to Cybersecurity and Web 3.0 September 16, 1 - 3PM, Carver Library

Participants will receive an in-depth introduction to cybersecurity fundamentals and an exploration of the innovative concept of Web 3.0, contributing to a better understanding of online security and the evolving digital landscape.

Becoming a Developer without a Degree & How to Design a Mock Website

September 30, 1 - 3PM, Main Library on Goodwood

This workshop dispels misconceptions about the necessity of a formal degree in tech careers and guides participants through the process of designing a mock website, fostering both creative and technical skills.

Google Office Suite and Intro to Unity (Game Development) October 14, 3 - 5 PM Main Library

Attendees will uncover the versatile tools within Google Office Suite and embark on an exciting journey into game development with an introduction to Unity.

The Futures Fund places a strong emphasis on ensuring that workshops are led by subject-matter experts who possess a deep understanding of their fields. This ensures that participants receive accurate and up-to-date information, laying a solid foundation for their tech endeavors.

All workshops are open to adults of all ages and backgrounds, and participation is free of charge. Interested individuals can find detailed information and register at

Events like our Futures Fund BREAK N2 Tech Workshops are made possible through the support of:

Capital One, Microsoft, Capital Area United Way, Santander Consumer USA, the Moozie Foundation, Aetna/CVS, UNUM, and the Huey and Angelina Wilson Foundation.

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