DEMING – Are you intimidated by today’s technology? Do computers, smartphones, and laptops put you in a cold sweat?
The Teeniors program is coming to Deming and can quell those fears and bring you up to speed when it comes to today’s computer technology. The program is geared toward finding tech-savvy teens to train toward empowering senior citizens and other to embrace computer technology and move forward in today’s cyber world.
Teeniors instructor Trish Lopez will conduct a free training session at 10 a.m. on Thursday, June 30, at the Deming Senior Citizen’s Center located at 800 S. Granite Street. If you are interested in the program for Teeniors you can RSVP for in-person class or one-on-one coaching with a Teeniors instructor.
Call the center today at 575-546-8823 or email [email protected].
The program in Deming was made possible by a grant awarded to the Deming Senior Center to help senior citizens learn how to use modern technology such as tablets, laptops, or smartphones.
The center staff is collaborating with the Teeniors program to provide technical training and support to those senior citizens who wish to participate in the program.
In addition, the Teeniors program has hired local youth to provide technical support to our seniors.
According to the Teeniors website, the program began as a business idea pitched at the first ever Startup Weekend Women’s Edition in New Mexico back in 2015. Through the work of an outstanding team, the idea won first place.
Soon after, Teeniors was selected to participate in a local business accelerator and eventually its first client was booked.
Since then, Teeniors has evolved into a vibrant organization connecting teens and young adults with older people of all ages across New Mexico and beyond.
An award-winning small business and nonprofit, Teeniors have personally tutored over 4,000 older adults in technology and provided paid, part-time work for dozens of teens and young adults along the way.
The primary goal at Teeniors is to empower people through human connection. What makes the service unique is the intergenerational learning and social impact Teeniors provide. As we all continue to adapt to our increasingly digital world, we know that “tech support” can be found through numerous websites, call centers and electronics’ stores.
The program offers kind, patient, friendly, one-on-one tutoring at a reasonable price. The goal is not to fix your problem as fast as we can, it’s to empower you to better understand the technology at your fingertips.
For more information regarding the program, call Trish Lopez at 505-600-1297 or email at [email protected].
Bill Armendariz can be reached at 575-494-5059 or [email protected]