The Cyber Seniors (formerly Teen Tech Tutor) program is a project which matches students who can provide computer and technology training with older adults and seniors. The program gives students an opportunity to develop their leadership, communication, and teaching skills.
Each student learns to teach important aspects of computing to a segment of the population who is not familiar with technology. The tutors introduce seniors to the computer and assist them in learning how to use technology and to overcome apprehension about technology.
Lessons include how to e-mail, use a word processor and internet search engines, work with photos, and conduct genealogical research. Learning skills that come easily to teens enable seniors to stay connected with family members and the world around them.
This intergenerational program allows students to strengthen critical thinking and problem-solving skills, improve communication abilities, and interact and share information with a population different from them. Through student instruction, seniors are able to communicate with family and friends, learn new skills, and gain a sense of accomplishment.
Classes start Fall 2017
Beginning in September, we will host a program at Del Mar Middle School in Tiburon in partnership with the Belvedere-Tiburon Recreation department.
- Interested students in grades 6-12 can register online or call (415) 435-4355
- Interested seniors can also register online or call (415) 435-4355.
More Cyber Senior sites coming soon!
Ultimately, we’d like to provide the Cyber Seniors workshops at no – to little cost – for both the students and seniors. If you’d like to support this effort, we would gratefully accept your donation of any amount! Thank you very much!
All contributions are tax deductible to the full extent allowed by law.