|About Learning Centers|
SeniorNet (www.SeniorNet.org) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. It is the nation's premier and most respected nonprofit organization specializing in computer and internet education for adults 55 and over and those in need.
SeniorNet's mission is to provide older adults eduction on computer technologies, enhancing their lives and enabling them to share their knowledge and wisdom. In addition to providing education to older adults, SeniorNet furnishes computer skill/education to veterans, the underserved, disabled, and those with impairments.
Since 1986, SeniorNet has empowered more than two milliion people by providing encouragement, lifelong learning opportunities, and new worlds to explore via the internet.
SeniorNet provides an extensive curriculum of over 130 courses, delivered by thousands of volunteer instructors and mentors at SeniorNet Computer Learning Centers via a proven 'seniors teaching seniors' methodology, and by utilizing an intergenreational approach whereby high school and college students teach the latest technology. At SeniorNet Computer Learning Centers, members can take classes at all experience levels and learn new computer skills like Computer Fundamentals, Internet and Email, Digital Photography, Buying and Selling on eBay, Avoiding Scams, How to Secure Your Computer, how to use the latest technology gadgets like the iPad, Smart Watches, iPhone, FitBit, etc., selecting and downloading applications, and more, all in a friendly, low-pressure environment. SeniorNet Computer Learning Centers are operated by professional volunteers across the nation with a standardized curriculum provide by SeniorNet headquarters.
SeniorNet, based in Fort Myers, Florida, has approximately 6,000 members, is staffed by 3,000 volunteers - and has more than 30 Learning Centers in the United States, including Indian Reservations and underserved areas. SeniorNet also has international affiliations in Nepal, Korea, China, Russia, New Zealand, and Sweden.
The source of SeniorNet's income is membership dues, class fees, the altruistic donations of individuals, and the generous support and sponsorship of corporations and foundations.
Note change in headquarters: 5237 Summerlin Commons Blvd, Ste 314, Fort Myers, Florida, 33907.
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Learning Centers are housed in a variety of locations, including senior centers, community centers, public libraries, schools and colleges, and clinics and hospitals. A typical Center contains six to ten computers. Some Centers have as many as 15 to 20 computers. Almost all courses are step by step, "hands-on" courses with one student a computer.
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