What is it like to go on the Internet for the very first time – at age 91?
Mr. Weaver made it through over 90 years on this earth without ever once checking an e-mail, watching a YouTube® clip, or signing on to Facebook®. But recently, as part of a course that introduced him to the internet for the first time, the former farmer did all three— plus, he saw his childhood home on google earth, SKYPED® with his grandchildren, and checked out Wikipedia®. “The world is at my fingertips” he said. “It’s really exciting, if you ask me.”
Our teen volunteer program closes the age gap between the Millennials and their elders, as they come together to learn about how to stay connected to the world and to family through our #Gen2000 Project. The Millennials and the Greatest Generation come together to bridge the largest generation gap ever – learning from one another and forging relationships and making connections unlike any other time in history. The #Gen2000 Project is changing lives.
Watch this trailer from the documentary Cyber Seniors, which was written and produced by teenage sisters to learn more. You are never too young to make a difference; and you are never too old to learn how to connect.