Gen2Gen Movies & Mentors, a contest that celebrates mentoring relationships in the movies and invites people over 50 to become mentors in real life, launches this week. “The big screen has long conveyed intergenerational mentoring relationships and we wanted to capture what people see and make it real in their own lives,”our VP and Gen2Gen Campaign Director Eunice Lin Nichols tells Next Avenue. (click to tweet) Please get involved!
- Watch this gorgeous sizzle reel (created by our friends at Talking Eyes Media) and then nominate your favorite mentoring movie for a chance to win $500 in movie tickets. (click to tweet)
- Sign up to host a watch party, bringing 2 or 200 people together to watch a favorite mentoring movie and talk about mentoring in real life. You’ll get a handy guide to make doing this easy. (click to tweet)
- Become a mentor in real life — find opportunities here. (click to tweet)
And in other news:
Congrats to our friends at the Christian Science Monitor’s EqualEd, whose dedication to finding solutions was honored with the “Best SoJo-Only Section” award from Solutions Journalism. (click to tweet)
Links We Love
Julia Randell-Khan: Minister for loneliness appointed to continue Jo Cox’s work [BBC]
Jim Emerman: Reporter Shares Life Lessons From A Year With ‘The Oldest Old’ (Fresh Air podcast) [NPR]
Betsy Werley: Startup.gov – digital innovation for policymakers [nesta]
Social Action Pick of the Week
Our 2014 Purpose Prize winner Dr. Pamela Cantor’s organization Turnaround for Children — which helps students in poor neighborhoods, who often experience violence and loss in their homes, achieve academic success — is seeking a new President and CEO. Please reach out to Molly Brennan directly at Koya Leadership Partners ([email protected]) to learn more.