Teeniors® is teaming up with Comcast this summer to connect tech-savvy teens with older adults in Las Vegas, New Mexico. Anyone can attend their free in-person classes or receive one-on-one coaching in technology at the Las Vegas Senior Center or local libraries starting this month. Online courses will be available as well. The first of several in-person classes will take place this Thursday August 24, 2023 at 10:00am at Las Vegas Senior Center – “Cyber Safety 101” taught by Teeniors founder, Trish Lopez.
Comcast completed a multi-million-dollar broadband expansion in Las Vegas in 2021, bringing Internet speeds faster than 1 Gig and an array of other Xfinity services to more than 9,000 homes and businesses in Las Vegas. With the Xfinity 10G Network, consumers have access to a variety of home internet options, along with video, mobile, voice, and home security and management products. For local businesses, Comcast Business offers a suite of connectivity, communications, networking, cybersecurity, wireless, and managed solutions.
Teeniors are tech-savvy teens and young adults who help seniors (or any-aged person) learn technology through personalized coaching. Whether it’s a smart phone, computer or software, their goal is to empower older adults – to connect with their loved ones, engage with their communities, and the world – through technology, while providing paid, meaningful jobs for youth in New Mexico.
We look forward to partnering with Comcast to improve empower older adults in Las Vegas and provide paid, part-time jobs for teens and young adults. Our main goal at Teeniors is human connection – we know that in-person learning greatly increases self-confidence in both our elders and our youth, and we look forward to combining our resources with Comcast to help the community,” said Lopez.
Teeniors can coach seniors in a wide variety of areas, such as how to use their cell phone or computer, how download apps, use Zoom, stream movies, order groceries online, use social media or understand the settings of their electronics. Additionally, Comcast will continue to bring affordable, high-speed internet to low-income households through Internet Essentials. Since 2011, the program has connected more than 10 million Americans, including 412,000 New Mexicans. Comcast also proudly participates in the federal Affordable Connectivity Program, which provides a subsidy of up to $30 per month –up to $75 per month in tribal areas—to pay for Internet service, covering the full cost of both Internet Essentials (50/10 Mbps) and Internet Essentials Plus (100/20 Mbps) for eligible households. Households may be eligible to participate in the Affordable Connectivity Program if their household income is at or below twice the federal poverty level, or if they participate in other federal assistance programs like SNAP/EBT, Medicaid, or free & reduced school lunch. Interested customers can visit Xfinity.com/ACP or call 1-800-Xfinity to learn more about this program and find out if they qualify.