GadgitKids and the Power of Reverse Mentoring

Gadgitkids logoHere’s an awesome idea! GadgitKids works “to create a society of mobile device users whose capabilities keep pace with the sophistication of technology.” – They do this through “reverse mentoring”  – a collaborative intergenerational win-win process of employing high school and college students as “GadgitKids”  giving them the tools and training to be effective communicators with a passion for helping others learn technology.

“Young people, our future leaders, need confidence and support,” says GadgitKids. “You need their technical knowledge. The end result of effective reverse mentoring is a working relationship between a young person and an adult which is mutually beneficial. ”

GadgitKids invites college students, or high school students entering their junior or senior year, to review the position descriptions on their website and submit an application to become a GadgitKid.  Currently, applications from Hillsborough, Pasco, Pinellas and Polk counties are being considered.

Visit  GadgitKids at http://gadgitkids.com/apply-to-be-a-GadgitKid to apply or learn more.

About Theresa Willingham

Creative Partner with Eureka! Factory, and co-author of the book, Makerspaces in Libraries , for the series “Library Technology Essentials” (Rowman and Littlefield, 2015), I am also the Regional Director for FIRST STEM education programs in Central Florida. The meaning of life, is the meaning we bring to it.
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