Marc Freedman Talks Gen2Gen, Encore Prize with GOOD: Top #EncoreNews of the Week

Encore in the Media and Other News

In this new Q&A with GOOD, our CEO Marc Freedman gets to the core of what drives the Gen2Gen campaign: “The goal of later life isn’t trying to stay young; it’s to be there for those who actually are.” (click to tweet)

In these turbulent times, our country can use all hands on deck, according to our President Ann MacDougall and Global Citizen Year CEO Abby Falik, who offer ideas on how we can build more pathways to purpose for all generations. (click to tweet)

Gen2Gen Campaign Director Eunice Lin Nichols tells the Dallas News that she sees a “large cadre of adults running toward youth to share their experience and skills.” (click to tweet)

In honor of Grandparents Day Gen2Gen Digital Engagement Manager Aaron Larsen recalls how his Grandpa Grit helped him “find his voice”. (click to tweet)

Finally, we’re thrilled to report that over 12,000 people voted nearly 30,000 times to help us decide which of 15 Encore Prize semi-finalists will go on to vie for two $50,000 prizes! Make sure you’ve signed up for our mailing list here to meet the five finalists when we announce them next week. 

What We’re Reading (and Watching)

Ann MacDougall: We all grow old – don’t let the age industry stigmatise itThe Guardian

Jim Emerman: What Older Americans Stand to Lose if ‘Dreamers’ Are DeportedThe New York Times

Julia Randell-Khan: Meet the women launching startups in their 50s: ‘I took a deep breath and jumped’The Guardian

Betsy Werley: Soul Purpose: Seniors With Strong Reasons To Live Often Live StrongerKaiser Health News

Encore.org’s Social Action Pick of the Week

Hurricane Harvey is impacting millions of people in the Gulf of Mexico. Want to do something to help? This post from our Gen2Gen partner VolunteerMatch offers ideas on how you can make a difference. (click to tweet)