Teen Volunteers Needed for Computer Classes

SFPL’s Osher Foundation Teen Computer Corps Program Offers Free Computer Lessons for Seniors

For Immediate Release
Contact: Michelle Jeffers
(415) 557-4282; mjeffers@sfpl.org

December 21, 2011

Teen Volunteers Needed for Computer Classes

San Francisco Public Library’s Teen Computer Corps program offers free computer lessons for seniors

Osher Foundation Teen Computer Corps is an innovative program that connects computer-savvy teenagers with older adult library patrons hoping to improve their basic computer skills. The program seeks to address the digital divide faced by many library patrons over 50. Teen volunteers will work one-on-one helping seniors get acquainted with the latest technology in San Francisco Public Library’s computer training center at the Main and at branches.

Interested teen volunteers may contact SFPL’s Volunteer Coordinator Kai Wilson at kaiwilson@sfpl.org or (415) 557-4251 to inquire about becoming a Teen Computer Corps volunteer member.

The digital divide affects various economic groups disproportionately as well as the targeted elderly age group. Teen Computer Corps will act as an open forum in addressing these issues and increase the technological capacity of senior library patrons. The program will be offered at the Main Library, Chinatown, Excelsior and Richmond Branch Libraries. Seniors are invited to participant on a drop-in base.

Classes will begin in late January and run until early April. Class dates and times differ by location. Please contact publicaffairs@sfpl.org or (415) 557-4277 for more information

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