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Local teen helps seniors navigate technology through his nonprofit organization


Sam Friedman helping a local senior navigate technology. (WPEC)
Sam Friedman helping a local senior navigate technology. (WPEC)
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At just 18 years old, local student Sam Friedman spends the majority of his free time helping seniors in our community.

Friedman is the Founder and President of a non-profit called "South Florida Tech for Seniors," which offers assistance with everything from navigating Zoom calls to helping fix computers.

"The idea was to be like grandchildren for those people and provide that one-on-one tech support that they need," Friedman told CBS12 News.

Friedman's business took off during the pandemic when he offered support to seniors struggling to book online vaccine appointments.

"We developed a website with step-by-step tutorials and worked with people over the phone to get appointments booked through complicated systems," Friedman explained.

But he didn't stop there. With the help of dozens of volunteer students from across the community, Friedman grew the business and continues to offer in-person, virtual, and phone support to seniors struggling with any tech issues.

You can learn more about the support South Florida Tech for Seniors offers by clicking here, or calling 561-444-TECH.

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