Carl D. Perkins Job Corps Center

Carl D. Perkins Students, One Generation Teaching the Other and Making a Difference

October 23rd, 2014



Carl D. Perkins Job Corps Office Administration students along with their instructor Ms. Melissa Hicks, came up with the idea to reach out to the local Riverview Nursing Home and teach the residents basic computer and cell phone skills.

Students spent their morning on October 23, with the residents, teaching them how to save download photos from smart phones, logging on to the internet, creating a Face Book page, set up an email account and to play games. These are the basics that could open up a whole new world for the seniors, they then can stay connected with their family and friends.

The residents not only got to learn some new skills, they had some companionship of some young people that many already think of as their grandkids. The students got to practice their skills they learned in class, helping others and got some great life lessons in listening to stories shared by the residents.

The day was a win-win for all involved, for two totally different generations to be so involved, and inspirational to one another. This is going to be a weekly activity that the students will be doing at the nursing home.