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Teens Teach Seniors How To Use Tech While Learning Valuable Job Skills

Teeniors

September 14, 2018 – Figuring out a new phone or App can be challenging, especially for those who didn’t grow up using a cell phone or laptop every day. In 2015, Teeniors was born at a startup event to meet two needs: help seniors learn how to effectively use technology and create job opportunities for youth. And this week, that simple idea was actually awarded $10,000 at the Comcast Pitch Fest, part of the New Mexico Tech Council’s #ExperienceIT.

Producer Sarah Gustavus sits down with one of the Teeniors founders, to talk about how the needs and skills of different generations can complement each other.

Studio Guests
Kaitlyn Ackron, Teenior
Kendra Gonzales, Teenior
Trish Lopez, Teeniors Founder/CEO

State of Change: Starting & Growing A Business On The Navajo Nation

NMiF: farm

November 24, 2017 – Starting a business is always challenging but Native American entrepreneurs face unique challenges on tribal lands.

For the State of Change series with the Solutions Journalism Network, producer Sarah Gustavus took us to the Navajo Nation to learn about efforts to encourage entrepreneurship. The Native American Business Incubator Network offers training and business support to a variety of entrepreneurs. One client, North Leupp Family Farms on the western edge of the Navajo Nation, provides space for subsistence farming and farm manager Stacey Jensen is also looking for ways to create jobs and economic opportunity through a farm market stand and value-added products like blue corn meal that can be sold directly to consumers.