The tech program is led by our youth advocates, and helps bridge the gap between seniors and the youth population through technology. With this, we aspire to better the mental health of both parties through connection and community.
After several brainstorming sessions and rehearsals, our youth advocates hold monthly sessions (bimonthly during the summer!) teaching our senior citizens everything from Whatsapp to Amazon, instruction running for the first half and each lesson finishing out with a Q&A in breakout rooms. The seniors are incredibly responsive, and appreciate learning from patient teens who are experienced in technology. The digital age is upon us, and it is with the youth’s help that we help our older generation adjust.
Roles and Responsibilities
The tech program assigns each volunteer a role, all of which are listed below:
- Presentation Creator: Creates the presentation templates and makes sure each volunteer is assigned a topic/slide.
- Poll creator(s): Curates poll questions for the class and shares them with volunteers at the prep meeting.
- Task Manager: Creates meeting minutes and sends task reminders during the week.
Public Health Program
Social Justice Program
R- Research: Look into topics that affect our communities, policies that involve our people, and interventions that have been successful for our people. The goal of the research is to hopefully present this information in any form and encourage Saahas to implement solutions!
E- Educate: Think about ways we can distribute information about certain issues and policies to our family, peers, and community members. This could be through any medium, such as infographics, social media posts, podcasts, events, etc.
E- Empower: Plan specific advocacy events that will encourage other South Asian community members to take action as well. Whether it be phone-a-thons or letter-writing events, specific fundraisers and awareness campaigns based on your policy research can go a long way. We can even have meetings with government leaders on the local, state, or national level, and meet with leaders of other API organizations! Whichever issue is important to the team member is important to us
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