Beta Theta Omicron, the Skyline College chapter of the Phi Theta Kappa honor society, received an Award of Excellence from the California Park & Recreation Society (CRPS) for its Computer Literacy and Internet Competency for Seniors (CLICS) program.

Beta Theta Omicron officers and members have been volunteering at the South San Francisco Senior Center for several years. Throughout the year our students teach senior citizens to use their smartphones, tablets, and laptops. One senior commended the students’ patience, appreciated their support, and was grateful that there are people dedicating their time for this cause.

“I haven’t heard my grandson’s voice for three months.” A senior said. “Thanks to you, I learned how to use Facetime to talk with him. Today is a big day!”

South San Francisco nominated the chapter for this award. This statewide award recognizes the contributions of those who volunteer and provide support and services in their community that improves the quality of their community. The CPRS award is the highest recognition CPRS can award and this honor is a credit to the Skyline College students who make CLICS happen.

Article by Christine Case

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