Teeniors to supply free tech tutoring to Dona Aña County senior citizens -News

Teeniors to supply free tech tutoring to Dona Aña County senior citizens -News

From Staff Reports, Las Cruces Sun-News
Published 11: 26 a.m. MT May 25,2020


ALBUQUERQUE– New Mexico start-up Teeniors, rotating to meet the demands of COVID-19 by assisting senior citizens find out technology through individually tutoring, is now offered through phone and video calls.

Because of grant funding from Comcast, Teeniors’ group of teens and young adults can now provide “virtual” tutoring for any senior across Las Cruces and Doña Ana County at no charge throughout the pandemic. Interested citizens can call Teeniors to set up complimentary tutoring sessions to find out how to better use their smartphone, tablet, computer system or Smart TV. Sessions are offered 7 days a week.

” To safeguard the health of our senior clients and our group, we stopped in-person training and have relocated to a phone and video calling technique,” Trish Lopez, Teeniors’ creator said. ” For the last month, we have actually provided free ‘try it out’ sessions to dozens of elders, which have actually been very well gotten.”

Teeniors was established in 2015 by Lopez to help older adults adapt to the digital world while offering skill-based tasks for youth. In 2017, Teeniors produced a not-for-profit arm to support the complimentary coaching they supply to senior citizens who can’t pay for to pay. Open to any adult in New Mexico, every request is welcome: from how to utilize email, text, video call, or submit applications online, to learning how to stream movies, download software, share images or discover apps and programs like social networks.

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” Our kids wish to continue working and our older adults desire stay connected to the world,” Lopez said. “All of us wish to decrease isolation while keeping each other safe. Funding from Comcast is helping us keep households connected in a time of crisis.”

This assistance follows financing that Teeniors received from Facebook, Nusenda and Santa Fe Community Structure to help seniors in Valencia County, Albuquerque and northern New Mexico.

Teeniors are tech-savvy teens and young people who assist senior citizens (or any-aged person) learn innovation through one-on-one, customized coaching. Whether it’s a mobile phone, computer, Smart TV or software application, their objective is to empower older grownups to connect with their enjoyed ones, engage with their communities– and the world– through innovation, while offering paid, meaningful tasks for youth in New Mexico. To date, they have actually coached nearly 3,000 senior citizens in the state and provided part-time jobs to over 50 teenagers and young adults.

” Transitioning from in-person tech tutoring to virtual training isn’t simple, but our team is increasing to this obstacle and it’s working,” Lopez said. “Most people who understand our work understand that main service we offer is not tech assistance– it is human connection. We wish to assist individuals remain engaged with their liked ones and their communities in this challenging time.”

Anybody who would like to schedule a personalized session can contact Teeniors directly at 505-600-1297 or [email protected] Discover more at teeniors.com. All coaching from Santa Fe County down to Doña Ana county is currently being used at no charge.

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