From this internship experience, I have been introduced to the digital divide in the Richmond community and the goals that LEAP aims to achieve. There is a growing preference in society of obtaining health information through the Internet; however, low-income communities like Richmond are at an disadvantage of acquiring such important information. Furthermore, with the Internet providing so many connections and health benefits, there is a need for awareness of the digital gap that still exists in not only Richmond, but in many other communities as well. Organizations like LEAP provide support for individuals who find themselves in this group.
I'm very happy to be apart of this experience working with the other intern, Praseela Rai and our preceptor, Ellen Kersten to provide support for these adults in our community.
Sophia Zhuang, LEAP Intern