Author: Sarah McKinney

The ‘Grannies Respond’ Caravan Standing Up for Kids

An upcoming six-day bus trip to protest border policies “When the news started breaking about children being separated from their families [at the Mexico/U.S. border], the image I couldn’t get out of my head was my three-year-old son in a cage, picturing how he’d be reacting, what he’d be doing, and wondering who would be […]

10 Ways To Volunteer From Home

Looking for ways to support young people that don’t pose transportation or scheduling hassles? We’ve got you covered. Here are 10 ways to volunteer virtually while using your experience and wisdom to help kids thrive. 1. Help aspiring college students through the entire college admissions and financial aid application process. To become a Strive for College […]

10 Ways You Can Help Boost Childhood Literacy

Are you a do-it-yourselfer over 50 who’s eager to help kids learn to read? This list, from our Generation to Generation (Gen2Gen) campaign, is for you. 1. Search and you may find. Find out where your time and experience are needed by using the Generation to Generation Volunteer Opportunity Finder. Just type in your zip […]

What do Yo Yo Ma and Oprah have in common?

Take a look at this two-minute video, and you’ll see. Thirteen well-known people, past and present, talk about longer lives, purpose and the potential people over 50 have to change the world. Talk about potential — in these challenging and divisive times, people over 50 are the one resource that’s abundant, local, powerful, sustainable, renewable, […]