An Intergenerational Technology Program for Schools and Communities
Hyper-Linking the Generations is an OATS program that bridges generations across the digital divide. Using technology as a theme, youth and seniors collaborate in a supportive, mutually beneficial environment, learning to overcome age stereotypes and communicate with each other more effectively.
Benefits for Seniors:
- Confidence in the digital world
- Skills in Internet navigation, email, and blogging
- Decreased isolation
- Use of the Internet as a tool for greater independence
- Connection to the community
Benefits for Youth:
- Improved confidence
- Teaching experience
- Public speaking skills
- Better preparation for school and work
- Connection to community
If your school, senior/community center or community based organization would like to participate in the program, or find out more, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or 718-360-1707.
Support for Hyper-Linking the Generations is generously provided by the United Way of New York City, the New York Community Trust, Independence Community Foundation and JPMorgan Chase.