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.
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.