Since last year, students like me who are part of the Alabama Association of the Family, Career and Community Leaders of America have been working with AT&T, the Alabama Department of Senior Services and the Alabama Department of Education to bring smartphone and tablet trainings to seniors across the state and to develop a curriculum for those trainings.
This year, through our FCCLA chapter at Arab High School, I had the opportunity to work with Lucy, a 97 year old senior. She attended almost every technology training session at my high school and just received her program certificate – my favorite success of the year! Whether it was learning how to take selfies, using FaceTime to connect with family and friends or being active on Facebook, Lucy’s work ethic and commitment to the program only increased my passion to help her and others. And yet, at the end of the day what was most touching, was her sharing at ‘graduation’ how proud her family is of her new communication skills.