ElderTech Academy is an intergenerational technology program that pairs interested older adults with tech-savvy high school students with the goal of furthering their understanding of and skills with mobile technologies.
ElderTech Academy partners with high schools, senior centers, churches, and community centers to provide important technology to older adults and simultaneously provide high school volunteers with internships and valuable job experience.
Founder, TechFutures, ITA, Whittier Educational Foundation
When he retired from Intel as a Senior Vice President and founded TechFutures, Ron mapped out a seven year program serving a single high school in West Contra Costa County. Eighteen years later, the program is flourishing in multiple schools with thousands of students benefitting from his vision.
Director, ElderTech Academy
Chief strategist and visionary for ElderTech Academy. Steve has created an outreach to students and the older adult community, pairing the wisdom of seniors with the technology skills of high schoolers.
TechFutures/ITA - Director of Operations
Chris makes sure everything is running like clockwork across all of the West Contra Costa County high schools that host the TechFutures program.
Dr. LaRue Moore
Director, Information Technology Academy, Kennedy High School
Dr. Moore has successfully steered ITA students, resulting in exceptional outcomes for participating members.
Pastor Dale Weatherspoon
Community Outreach, Easter Hill Methodist Church
Pastor Dale is instrumental in connecting the senior community with the resources and tutors of ElderTech Academy .
Director, El Cerrito Senior Center
Janet was a founding Partner of the ElderTech Academy tutoring program, insuring a home for the ElderTech program. Janet brings with her many years of experience working with older adults.
Easter Hill Program Administrator
Joyce maintains the Easter Hill Methodist program along with all of the operational details. Joyce works in concert with Pastor Dale Weatherspoon to insure ElderTech's success.
Advisory Lead Teacher
Jim directs all class room and curricular activities at El Cerrito High School, working directly with all academy enrollees and ElderTech tutors
El Cerrito Senior Center Program Director
Mark currently administers the ElderTech tutoring program in El Cerrito, CA. He brings a fresh perspective and recognizes the needs of both the older adult community as well as the ElderTech tutors who instruct the older adults.
Junior Hansen Jr.
Director of Creative Affairs
Junior Hansen Jr. is our Web Designer Extraordinaire, responsible for the look and feel, design, and implementation of our site. Junior harnesses many years of experience in the technology sector with a terrific design sense to get consistent, effective, and great results.
Besides one-on-one tutoring, ElderTech Academy offers free seminars, workshops, and lectures for those motivated seniors who want to learn more about what mobile technologies have to offer.
The ET Academy offers a variety of introductory lectures on important technology topics. If, after a lecture, you would like personal instruction, you can sign up for a free tutor to help you learn more.
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If you’re interested in your capacity as a school administrator, student with tutoring skills in technology, program director for a senior care facility, or a Silicon Valley entrepreneur with our shared vision, contact us about all the possibilities.