Building Intergenerational Communities
We’re a national organization with chapters across the country. Join us in creating a bridge between generations!
We strive to build long-term, meaningful relationships between youth and older adults through mentorship and matching, education and activities, health advocacy, and tech empowerment. Each of these programs fosters empathy and compassion across generational divides.
What We Do
We run four key programs virtually, and when it becomes safe to do so, in-person. Through each program, young people are pushed to empathize, lead, and learn from older adults and their own peers.
Education & Activities
We design classes and engaging activities. Primarily this has been in a virtual setting, and the topics are driven be older adult interest. Our goal is to provide young people with an opportunity to lead, learn, and teach and to uplift allow classes to be a space where older adults expand on and share their own knowledge.
In a world where we have become increasingly reliant on technology for communication with friends and family, we see a growing need to bridge the technological gap between older adults and youth. Our team designs and leads tech literacy workshops on topics such as how to use Zoom and photo-sharing apps. We also create accessible resource guides for older adults, so that we all have confidence when navigating an increasingly technological world.
Mentorship & Matching
By matching older adults and youth, we hope to foster learning, compassion, and wisdom. We consider interests, career aspirations, and time availability when making these matches.
We host events, initiatives, and informational sessions to improve the health and wellness of older adults from diverse communities. Youth volunteers are paired with older adults to provide personalized help and record their stories. All of our health advocacy information will be available in resources guides, for all to use.
We asked our team why they are
passionate about intergenerational work,
what they have accomplished, and
how we strive to achieve our mission.
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The Connected Foundation had so much fun playing travel-themed trivia with @YMCAHouston during one of our Education and Activity Programs! If you or a loved one would like to participate in our free events, please check out our website and fill out the corresponding Join Us form! pic.twitter.com/vmQy9kyrn2— The Connected Foundation (@theconnectedfdn) August 4, 2021