Youth & Seniors Connect
In addition to supporting our Generations Connect Homework Club, our youth volunteers support seniors through our Basic Technology Class. The goal of the class is to increase engagement and to reduce isolation among seniors with help from our youth. In turn, the program provides our volunteers with mentorship and learning opportunities that help to build better communication and life skills. Seniors in the community have significant knowledge and stories that they share with the youth through interactive activities, and our youth offer skills such as how to work with modern technology and computer literacy. For example, the youth teach seniors to use FaceTime or Zoom to connect with families/relatives who reside overseas. This program successfully increased understanding and interaction between seniors and youth and amongst different cultural groups in our community.