Scipp and Scott City high school students hosting 55+ Technology Day to build community relationships

CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. (KBSI) – Thursday, March 23 a group of Scott City High School students will be taking part in a community event to help older adults learn about technology.   

Student leaders at Scott City High School are always looking to get more involved in the community and with the help of the Strengthening Community Involvement Partnership Program, also known as SCIPP, they are doing just that.  

Thursday students will join forces with SCIPP to host 55+ Technology Day. 

President of SCIPP Paul Schock, says the event gives students and older adults in the community a chance to learn from each other.  

“The students can actually have a chance to teach the seniors but at the same time learn from them too and get to know them,” said Schock. 

Schock says this event came together after meeting with local students to find ways to have their voices heard in the community.  

“We came up with the interim of Amplifi (the name of the student organization),” said Schock, “And that way it gives the students a chance to actually work together interact with the community and do some of the things that they like to see in the community, and you have a voice.” 

Schock and Scipp host a variety of events throughout the year to help build healthy relationships in the community and they hope people realize the importance of helping students build social skills.  

“Students are the future and a lot of them are shy a lot of them don’t know the ropes and what better way to actually expose them to problem-solving and develop the interaction socially with not just the computer but with people senior citizens and community and this is a great form for that,” said Schock. 

The event is open to anyone 55 years of age and up and will be taking place at the Scott City High School from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Thursday, March 23.

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