Hyperlinking The Generations


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

Contact Us

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 intergenerational@oats.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.