Pi515 is one of four finalists in the Kids Tech Summit hosted by national nonprofit Connected Nation and sponsored by AT&T. The competition challenges students to develop ideas using digital skills that directly benefit their community. The Pi515 students competing have focused their project on improving the digital literacy skills of seniors so they can safely use technology to connect with their loved ones and communities.
“During the pandemic, the Digital Divide exposed huge differences amongst people, and many seniors experienced the largest divide,” said Marlowe Gerhart, a Pi515 participant. “It is critical to create tools and opportunities for seniors to safely, efficiently and confidently navigate the online world. Our generation is uniquely poised to offer these solutions.”
Pi515 and the other finalists will present their projects to a panel of technology experts at a virtual event on April 22. The public can livestream the event at this YouTube link.