High school seniors Bernardo Essenfeld of Alonzo and Tracy Mourning Senior High School, Alejandro Preschel of Dr. Michael M. Krop Senior High School, and Jonathan Aumann of University School of Nova- Southeastern University, created their own organization called Generation Technology (Gen-Tech) with the mission to spread the usage of modern day technology to the previous generation who did not grow up with such technological advancements.
Two years ago, these three students began serving as instructors in computer classes for senior citizens at the Michael Ann-Russell Jewish Community Center (MARJCC) in hopes of helping seniors while receiving community hours. As demand for their classes started to grow they successfully lobbied their classmates to join the program known as Gen-Tech. Currently, classes take place every Thursday afternoon at the Aventura Library and every Wednesday afternoon at the MARJCC serving between 15-20 seniors.
Bernardo Essenfeld, Alejandro Preschel, and Jonathan Aumann are to be commended for their commitment and dedication to empowering seniors and providing encouragement, lifelong learning opportunities and new worlds to explore via the internet.