News Release — Technology for Tomorrow
May 20, 2015
Technology for Tomorrow Presents
An Introduction to Multi-Generational Learning:
Bridging Generational Gaps with Technology & Education
Featuring a free screening of the documentary film “Cyber-Seniors”, followed by a free, interactive computer workshop.
WILLISTON, VT—Today Technology for Tomorrow (T4T) announces the organization’s first public event to share the magic of local communities coming together through free technology education. The event takes place at the Vermont Student Assistance Corporation (VSAC) on Wednesday, June 17, 2015 (full program below). Technology for Tomorrow (T4T) is a local non-profit organization whose vision is “to unite local students and senior citizens through free technology training, bridging generational gaps and creating more vibrant and inclusive communities”.
To share the excitement and impact of our work with local senior citizens, we’ll be showing the documentary film “Cyber-Seniors”, a joyful illustration of all that senior citizens can experience when they learn how to use technology for themselves, and to connect to their family and community. The film chronicles the journey of a group of senior citizens as they discover the world of the Internet, through the guidance of teenage mentors. Watch trailer online here.
We are excited to use this heartwarming documentary to give the public insight into our presence in the community, and an introduction to our summer workshop series, which will take place in Winooski and South Burlington. We hope to encourage everyone in the community who needs help in learning to use technology to come take advantage of all that our volunteers have to offer.
This event is free and will include remarks from T4T staff, as well as senior citizens and high school students who participate in our programs, and who have been personally impacted through our work. Immediately following the film screening, you will see our vision in action, as a group of active T4T high school volunteers will be on site to provide participants with free assistance related to computer questions. We encourage attendees—especially senior citizens—to bring laptops, tablets, cell phones and questions to the event! This will be a chance for you to experience our learning workshops first hand, and to sign up for one of our summer sessions to continue your education.
About Technology for Tomorrow: Technology for Tomorrow (T4T) is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that originated with a group of high school students from South Burlington, who utilized their computer skills to serve the members of their community. Since its inception in 2012, the organization has worked with students from six different high schools in Vermont (plus Northeastern University), to provide community service. In addition, T4T provides scholarship opportunities to high school students, and donates equipment to senior citizen community centers.
Location: VSAC Building, Auditorium | 10 East Allen Street | Winooski, VT 05404
Parking: The Winooski Parking Garage is located at 20 Cascade Way (map) and has designated public parking spaces on levels 1-3. Please note that although the event is being hosted at VSAC, the signed VSAC parking on levels 4+ is only for employees and not available for this event.
The parking rates have been set at $1.00/hour, with a maximum daily charge of $5.00. You must pay at the pay stations located throughout the garage (near the elevators in the center of each level) via coins or credit card, then display the parking slip on your vehicle. We will have volunteers stationed on each level to provide you with change and to assist attendees with parking questions.
Program: Wednesday, June 17, 2015
5:45 film screening
7:00pm interactive workshop
Registration: Online: Eventbrite Link
Via email [email protected]
Cost: FREE to attend!
Event Volunteers: http://goo.gl/forms/dxRtxXG3LY
Anything Else? Yes! Please bring any laptops, tablets, cell phones, or other devices about which you have questions for our volunteer instructors.