A boy teaches computer skills to an adult at a public school in Toronto. (Youth Empowering Parents)

Youth teach digital literacy to adults

A new program has been launched to both help youth develop leadership skills and adult learners to increase their digital literacy. Youth Teaching Adults is a program to connect tech-savvy young people with people who are not so comfortable using digital devices.

With funding from the Canadian government, youth will be able to meet one-on-one with adults and ask them what kinds of things they would like to learn. For example, adults may want to learn how to use a smartphone, how to search Google, or how to set up a medical appointment online.

The new program is an extension of one in Toronto where young people taught various skills to adults including digital literacy. (Youth Empowering Parents)

French session will become available

This is the kind of session that has already been offered by Youth Empowering Parents (YEP), a program established in 2010 in the Greater Toronto Area where young people teach adults several kinds of skills.

YEP is now partnering with the non-profit, ABC Life Literacy Canada, to expand the digital training sessions across the country. It will also introduce lesson plans and resources in French later this year.

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