Technology for Tomorrow (T4T):
November & Beyond
What's In This Issue:
By The Numbers:
Impact To Date
Since 2012, T4T student volunteers have worked to create real impacts in local communities, see our progress below:

High School Student Interactions with Senior Citizens via T4T Courses
Senior Citizens Participating in T4T Classes since 2011
Total Hours donated by T4T student leaders
The scholarship donated to each high school with a T4T chapter
Total Value of T4T donations & volunteer hours

Our New Look New_Look

Technology for Tomorrow: Empowering Youth to Connect Communities

As you can see, T4T has undergone a makeover!  As part of our commitment to progression, our Board of Directors and Executive Director undertook a strategic communications makeover with a new logo and tagline.
Our sincere thanks to our graphic design partner, Nick Montgomery of Montgomery Creations for leading us through this process!
T4T In The News T4T_In_The_News

On November 18, T4T Executive Director & Student Chapter President Appeared on Channel 17 as guests of Vermont AARP to discuss our programs and how we serve students, senior citizens, and entire communities. Our thanks again to AARP Vermont and Channel 17!
Our Vision, Mission & Values
Our Vision:
is to create more vibrant and inclusive communities by uniting local students and senior citizens through free technology training.

Our Mission:
is to empower students with opportunities to further develop communication and leadership skills; 
to empower senior citizens to more effectively communicate with family and friends, strengthening community engagement.

Our Values:
-Everyone has access to all program offerings
-All projects are executed through local partnerships
-All programs are designed to be scalable and sustainable
-100% of donations are expended in the field
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Update From The President Update_From_President
I am incredibly excited to write to you all today. It is an exciting time for Technology for Tomorrow as we continue to bring people together through technology. Today's newsletter will highlight our most recent work, including: growing our team with our new Executive Director, Eli Harrington, building new partnerships with new senior homes, and bringing more schools and students into the T4T network.  Moving to Boston for school has helped me realize how special our Vermont communities are, and we are happy to share our progress with you today and beyond!

Best Regards,


Meet Our New Executive Director New_Executive_Director
Eli Harrington is a dynamic young professional with extensive nonprofit experience. A native Vermonter, Eli recently repatriated to VT from Boston where he spent the past two years managing and coordinating communications/business development efforts at two different nonprofit organizations.  Eli was present at the inception of T4T and is passionate about empowering youth through leadership training and community service opportunities.  
What's New: Recent Activities Recent_Activities

I. Recent Workshops & New Partnerships

2014 T4T Workshop @Allenwood

During the week of November 2, T4T's South Burlington student group initiated a new partnership with The Pines Senior Living Community, an independent senior living community located in South Burlington.  We presented two introductory workshops to introduce T4T students and survey the senior population in order to shape upcoming workshops.  If you are a high school student interested in starting a student group in your community, or have a senior living or community center to suggest for T4T programming, please email our Executive Director.


Earlier in 2013:

Between January and June, Technology for Tomorrow coordinated six interactive community workshops featuring participation from over 50 adult learners.  Through these workshops, students from South Burlington and Essex High School volunteered over 120 total hours of their time!  These training sessions were hosted at the Allenwood Assisted Living community and South Burlington High School and were designed to teach participants how to use the internet effectively, including communication tools such as Facebook, Skype, and email.  Our sincere thanks to all those who attended and volunteered!


II. First Annual T4T Scholarship Awarded to South Burlington High School Student
South Burlington High School was incredibly supportive in the formation of Technology for Tomorrow and remains a valued partner.  To demonstrate our support for the South Burlington educational community and build upon this relationship, we donated and presented a $1000 scholarship to a college-bound graduating senior. This year's recipient was Ms. Sabina Latifovic, currently a first year student enrolled at Middlebury College.  

Check up on Sabina's process and read her advice for VT graduating seniors during a brief interview posted on the #T4T blog here... 


III. T4T Participates in First Annual 'Full Circle Festival'

The Full Circle Festival, first held from April 11-13, is designed to showcase performers, lecturers, displays and events that collectively engage and delight all generations as witnesses and participants in Aging.  T4T volunteers from the South Burlington community held a "Connecting with Friends and Family" workshop at the festival and helped seniors connect and re-connect with loved ones using tools like Skype and Facebook.  We sincerely appreciated the opportunity to join with these great organizations and look forward to participating in 2015 and beyond!
Upcoming T4T Programs & New Partners New_Programs_Partners
T4T Builds Foundations for New Chapters in 
Chittenden County & Beyond!
While we've been busy reinvigorating and reengaging our base of students and seniors in South Burlington (and adding a new residential partner, The Pines), we've also been actively engaging with new partners.  This happens as we concurrently work to identify senior citizen living communities and community centers eager for our free training programs, while simultaneously identifying and supporting student leaders organizing chapters at corresponding local schools.  We are currently in the process of establishing new relationships with:
  • Winooski Senior Center
  • Winooski High School
  • Essex High School
  • Cathedral Square Corporation
  • Town of Colchester
  • Colchester High School
  • Wake Robin
  • The Residences at Shelburne Bay
  • Mount Mansfield Union High School
  • Stowe High School
If you know a student leader interested in contributing to T4T at these schools, or can help us connect with additional senior citizens in your community, please email Eli Harrington and help us grow!
How You Can Get Involved & Support T4T: Donation_Impact
Do you know how your favorite nonprofit organizations spend your donation dollars?  As a self-sustaining, zero overhead nonprofit, 100% of donations go towards programs with direct impact!  This means that every penny we raise goes towards buying hardware to donate to senior centers, scholarships for local high school students, and other direct costs--such as gas and lunch.  

A donation of only $25
will fund:     Gas costs for Technology for Tomorrow volunteers to drive a van load of students from a school to a senior center and back again; Light refreshments for students and senior citizens participating in a 90 minute workshop.

A donation of only $100 will fund:     Purchase of a large print keyboard for senior citizens with visual impairments; Purchase of speech recognition software which will allow senior citizens who are unable to type to write and send electronic correspondence.


A donation of only $200 will fund:     Rental of a 12-passenger van and gas costs to transport up to 12 student instructors from a local high school to a local senior citizen center; Purchase of an AARP 'RealPad' simplified tablet device, designed specifically for senior citizens and with one-touch 24/7 customer support (all devices we purchase for senior centers come with free T4T instructional workshops!); Purchase of a 'Chromebook' laptop, an easily portable (one pound) and WiFi-ready device that includes two USB ports.

T4T Students & Senior Citizens In Action:
Watch a video created earlier in 2014 by T4T student volunteers from South Burlington and the senior citizens at Allenwood Independent Senior Living Center! We look forward to making more 'happy' memories!
Allenwood is Happy
Allenwood is Happy!

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