All Kinds of News for February 10, 2021
TechieForLife (TFL) was invited by Dixie State University (DSU) Student Government to collaborate with their January social event in St. George, UT. TFL's tech coach, a student and a mentor teamed up to provide software programming, a DJ and emcee-ing for an impressive night of Music Bingo and big giveaways streamed on the Zoom virtual platform.
With Covid-19 concerns and precautions, DSU’s student government has been coming up with creative ways to engage students and increase social involvement. DSU’s Social Events Director and TFL Mentor Devon Rice saw an opportunity to put on a unique event and get TechieForLife students more involved. “Mike DJ’d for the gig and killed it! He was totally in his element! It was exactly what we were expecting. What a fun event!” said Devon.
Instead of playing bingo with number-letter combinations (e.g., “B-2”) they used song titles with a randomized playlist provided by TFL student DJ Mikey Fresh in the background. TFL’s Tech Coach Dylan Mathews programmed a unique and original program to provide virtual bingo cards. They streamed the event through Zoom to all the DSU students with giveaway prizes like TV’s, Air Fryers, and speakers.
To learn more about TechieForLife and its specialized mentoring program for neurodiverse young adults, including those with Autism Spectrum Disorder, please visit techieforlife.com.
TechieForLife (TFL) is a co-ed, residential, postsecondary school with a wrap-around career support program in beautiful St. George, Utah. Students with neurodiverse social, emotional, and academic challenges such as autism receive mentoring at TFL so they can build social connections, confidence and independence. Licensed as a vocational school, TFL offers in-house computer tech training, college or trade school help, apprenticeships, internships and job support for individualized paths forward. At TFL, students have a place to belong and support to succeed.
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