B-P senior Evan Smith and junior Jared Eipp on Oct. 25 presented a lunchtime session about technology designed for senior citizens in the community. As part of the Parent University session, the students provided an overview of technology systems to help seniors become more comfortable with technology. During the tutorial, the students helped participants navigate technology, locate and use the internet, and use smartphones.
Parent University is a community collaboration led by Broadalbin-Perth. Through Parent University, Broadalbin-Perth partners with community agencies and organizations to offer free courses, family events and activities that will equip families with new or additional skills, knowledge, resources and the confidence to become full partners in their children’s education. The goal of Parent University is to increase parent involvement in B-P schools and empower parents to raise children who are successful in school and in life. Research has shown that parents can increase a child’s academic success through their involvement with schools and communities. Parental involvement improves student morale, attitudes, and academic achievement across all subject areas.