Seniors getting tech training from high school kids in New London – Spicer

The West Central Tribune reports on a Blandin-funded program that connect seniors with high school students to improve digital literacy…

The program puts the teens in a one-on-one mentorship with senior citizens eager to learn about social media.

Every morning, starting at 8 a.m., the three NLS teens meet with their senior students for 45 minutes.

There are 12 seniors citizens in the program and they each get at least eight individual sessions during the eight-week-long program.

Each senior is assigned to come on a specific day, Monday through Thursday. On Friday, any of the senior citizens can come to pick up a little extra tutoring.

Schultz, who had never even turned on a computer before signing up for the Cyber Senior program, said Hedman has patiently taught her new skills.

“He helps me know what’s going on in the world,” said Schultz, who was a little skeptical at first.

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About Ann Treacy

I have a Master’s Degree in Library and Information Science. I have been interested or involved in providing access to information through the Internet since 1994, when I worked for Minnesota’s first Internet service provider. I am pleased to be a part of the Blandin on Broadband Team. I also work with MN Coalition on Government Information, Minnesota Rural Partners, and the American Society for Information Science and Technology.

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