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I used the Seniors2
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What is Seniors for Seniors?
Seniors for Seniors is a joint effort between High Tech High and Senior Community Centers that aims to connect two groups that are often very isolated from each other - senior citizens and high school seniors. We feel that students have a great deal to learn from our communities aging population and hope that this project will open a conduit for learning and experience.
What will students be doing for this project?
Students will be visiting the Senior Wellness Center throughout their semester and will partner with a senior for the duration of the project. In addition to social activities, general volunteering, and educational activities, students will be responsible for the following:
- Interviewing their senior partner.
- Producing and publishing a piece of creative nonfiction / literary journalism that represents their partners legacy.
- Producing a mechanical wooden toy that represents their partner's legacy.
- At the conclusion of the project, all books & toys will be provided to their senior partner's for keeping, gifting to loved ones, or donating to a local charity.
When and where will students be visiting?