We are excited to be working with Epik Digital and #UseTech4Good this next year to build the CyberSeniors program in Utah.
For this Adventure explore the CyberSeniors program as a family and determine if it is something you would like to be involved with. One thought we would like to throw out there is that you could have your family members take advantage of the training and benefits the CyberSeniors program provides and then mentor grandparents and elderly neighbors and friends that need help.
All of the details are below.
Bring youth and seniors together to learn, connect and build relationships.
This Adventure will help youth experience the wonder of what happens when people from different generations take opportunities to work together.
Bridge generational and digital divides by helping youth and adults alike to complete the FREE online Cyber Seniors training and become certified as tech mentors for senior citizens; then being paired with a senior citizen who needs help learning about technology.
As you complete the training, take time as a family to do the learning activities provided on the Cyber Seniors' website.
Support your children as they go through the process, recognize the time and effort they are putting into the program, and help them see the difference they can make in the lives of the seniors they will work with.
Let your children hear you brag about them and the valuable work they are doing in conversations with your friends.
Step 3: Let each member of the family share three things they learned with your family.
Step 4: As a family, consider seniors you know who might benefit from this program. Make a list of seniors you want to help (a grandparent, an elderly member of your church group, someone in the community) and help them get registered on Cyber Seniors. (You can also use Cyber Seniors' connection tool to be connected to a senior there.)
Step 5: Using the Mentor Handbook (provided on the website), start teaching your senior friend!
Step 6: Use Cyber Seniors' tools to track the hours you spend in training and service. Youth can use these hours . . .
❏ for service hour requirements
❏ on college applications
❏ on resumes
Step 7: Be sure to report your successes HERE so we can spotlight you.