Eldering happens in conversations. The conversations and activities of these organizations are
either redefining growing older or are making a difference through intergenerational programs.
National initiative dedicated to mobilizing individuals, groups and organizations to strengthen the character and competence of America's youth.
Big Brothers Big Sisters
Nationally recognized mentoring program that invites adults of all ages to become mentors for school-age children.
The Center for Intergenerational Learning
National resource for intergenerational programming.
National literacy program providing reading and literacy support to children in elementary schools in 23 cities across America.
A Senior Corps volunteer program for those 60 and over to serve as a foster grandparent through a local organization. Some positions qualify for tax-free hourly stipend.
A national membership organization focused on improving the lives of children, youth and older people through intergenerational strategies, programs and public policies.
Access to training materials and local and state mentoring opportunities through MENTOR’s network of partnerships.
A Senior Corps volunteer program for those 60 and over to assist frail seniors in remaining in their own home.
The Sage-ing® Guild
A North American-based organization committed to "changing the paradigm from aging to sage-ing," educating the public, networking together and training individuals in the Sage-ing philosophy of Rabbi Shachter-Shalomi. Lectures, classes and workshops provide principles, tools and practices that focus on aging consciously and with purpose (including spiritual development, interpersonal relationships, communication skills, service work and social aspects of aging). New members welcome.
Troops to Teachers
Department of Defense program that helps retired military personnel begin second careers as public school teachers.
"Trees grow stronger over the years, rivers wider. Likewise, with age, human beings gain immeasurable depth and breadth of experience and wisdom. That is why older persons should be not only respected and revered; they should be utilized as the rich resource to society that they are.”
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