Classes are being held at Little Lilly's Island Deli for those who are electronically challenged and need basic tutoring for their electronic devices.
The class will offer help with tablets, smartphones, iPods, as well as applications like email, FaceTime, YouTube, Twitter, Skype, WiFi and Facebook.
"For now, Matt and I will take turns teaching the class, depending on the student and the device," said Robin Lilly, owner of Little Lilly's Island Deli at 10700 Stringfellow Road in Bokeelia. "I've asked Adam with Tarpon Technology to help us in the future, if the classes become as popular as we're expecting."
Little Lilly Island Deli owner Robin Lilly helps Christine Brown of St. James City learn how to use her device.
The classes will kick off on July 9 from 2-4 p.m. and every Tuesday thereafter. Appointments are required for the class, which can be done by calling Lilly at 239-282-9264 or by emailing her at email@example.com.
"We'd like to make sure we are not overloaded so that we can present people with the time they need," Lilly said of why appointments are required. "We also like to know what devices or applications we are dealing with so that we can be prepared."
She said they decided to sponsor the class because over the years they have helped many of their customers with their iPhones, iPods and kindles. ?"When you live in a small community and you own a small business, especially one with a social atmosphere, you end up offering more to your customers than just what your main product is," Lilly said. "We really respect the Beacon of H.O.P.E. and thought partnering up with them to offer this free, basic tutoring to more than just our regular customers would be a great idea."
If You Go:
What: Electronic classes
Where: Little Lilly's Island Deli
When: Tuesdays starting July 9 from 2-4 p.m.
Appointments: 239-282-9264 or email
She said they know there is a need in the community for this type of class because many people receive these devices as presents from their children or grandchildren up North and they do not know how to use them.
"We're not experts, just islanders helping islanders," Lilly said.