Digital Literacy Initiative coordinating ‘lunch and learn’ lineup

Posted 3 February 2022 at 9:18 am

Monthly program will promote tech skills

Press Release, Kathryn Leach, Digital Literacy Program Coordinator

The Orleans Digital Literacy Initiative and our mentors are hard at work in the community helping to improve tech literacy. We are pleased to announce a new program to help reach even more people: the new Lunch and Learn program.

The Orleans Digital Literacy Initiative aims to improve tech skills and Internet access in the county. We provide free tech help to everyone in the community, and it’s a program of Orleans County Cornell Cooperative Extension, funded by the United Way of Orleans County.

CCE supports equal educational and employment opportunities. Our tech mentors go out in the community to help people get personalized tech solutions. One person helped said, “I’ve begun another project. This requires skills beyond what I know. Michael is patiently teaching the I.T. skill needed to develop, and move forward.” We love helping people find tech success!

Now people can also learn new tech skills with the Lunch and Learn program that will run once a month on Zoom. Each program will a different tech topic with a guest speaker for 30 minutes to an hour. Pre-registration is strongly encouraged to receive updates and any speaker materials. 

Our slated programs include Diversity and Equity in Technology on February 18th at 8 a.m., Microsoft Office Programs on March 17th at noon, Presentation/Online Meeting and Devices Library on April 21st at noon, and Digital Resources for Organizations and Employers on May 19th at noon.

The Orleans County Digital Literacy Initiative is still looking for mentors to go out into the community and help teach tech skills. What better way to boost your own tech and communication skills than to help others? We will provide training and support. If you’re interested in volunteering, please get in contact!

For more information on the Lunch and Learn programs or any other Orleans Digital Literacy Initiative offerings, contact Katie Leach, at 585-798-4265 ext. 146 or by email at Find us on Facebook at: @orleanstechhelp.