The digital landscape is changing right before our eyes. The fastest growing demographic on Twitter is the 55-65 year age bracket, which has grown 79% since 2012. Seasoned pros are going digital and that means the coolest jobs, fellowships, and internships are not just for twentysomethings or millennials. Teach For America has recently made a concerted effort to tap into the Internet’s fastest growing group by stepping up recruitment efforts away from college campuses. The non-profit recently partnered with Encore.org, a site dedicated to people over 50 starting a second or third career, to help reach the coveted age group. “For every teacher getting ready to move on, there seems to be someone at the conclusion of another line of work eager to get into a classroom and mentor the next generation of students,” says Marci Alboher, author and Vice President of Encore.org, “If you thought Teach for America was just for high achieving twentysomethings, think again.”
An elderly lady receives help from a teenage student during a digital inclusion session at the AgeUK Ann Owens Centre on December 4, 2013 in Barnet, England.