Daniel Kent, Age 17
“One person can make a difference. But together we can change the world.”
Daniel Kent formed Senior Connects – now Net Literacy Corporation – to bring older folks into the computer age. While teaching a computer class for adults, he realized that many seniors found it hard to attend his sessions. He recruited and trained friends to help him teach Internet classes, built a website, and raised over $110,000 for equipment. His efforts have put computer labs in 70 retirement homes and helped 11,000 seniors get online. He now has 200 volunteers who visit the homes each week and work closely with residents. The result is a very high success rate which Daniel attributes to the input of his volunteers.