Unite your community through tech
Empower seniors and build intergenerational connections through tech help sessions.
The Youngster.co program brings young people and seniors together for intergenerational tech help sessions. Youngsters provide personalised tech help for seniors, including how to use their phone, do video calls or connect on social media.
“This is the best tech help program I have ever been involved with. Super super good uptake by the community, never seen anything like it.”Alison, Librarian
Young people learn from the wisdom and experience of seniors, who teach them important life skills. Through tech help sessions both younger and older generations are able to connect.
“A great opportunity for youth to pick up paid, rewarding work experience and become more active within the community.”Jenny, Council Manager
Make a difference in your community
The Youngster.co program brings benefits to the whole community, including:
Seniors: Seniors in the local community are able to improve their tech skills and social connection. Studies have shown that participating in intergenerational programs leads to better physical and cognitive function and wellbeing for older adults.
Young people: The program creates jobs for local young people, who can get work experience and learn important life skills from seniors. Studies have shown that participating in intergenerational programs leads to improved social and personal skills for young people.
Schools: As part of the program we invite schools to participate and send their students to be part of the intergenerational sessions.
Local businesses: We engage with reatilers in your centre (e.g. phone repair shops, computer shopts) who may have senior customers come in needing tech help, but who don’t have time to assist them.
As seen on ABC
Our Youngsters were featured in the ABC program “You’re never too old to become a tech whizz!”.
We are a certified social enterprise
Hey there! We’re a bunch of passionate individuals working hard to bring tech-savvy youngsters and experienced older people together. We create a space where generations learn from each other, while also providing jobs and important life skills for young people.
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