Congrats to Baruch Honoree Betsy Werley: Top #EncoreNews of the Week

Encore in the Media and Other News

Huge congrats to our colleague Betsy Werley, who was honored for founding a mentoring program at Baruch College 15 years ago which has served 250 mentees! (click to tweet)

The Christian Science Monitor does a deep dive on our $50k Encore Prize: Gen2Gen Challenge winner Critical Bridge, which knows mentors can make all the difference for young people. (click to tweet)

Next Avenue Influencer in Aging — and 2012 Purpose Prize winner — Susan Burton shows it’s never too late to contribute your talents. (click to tweet)

Learn how young people in the U.S. are doing on this year’s Opportunity Index and then find out how to leverage your own energy and experience to help young people thrive. (click to tweet)

Finally, this New York Times story captures the essence of our Gen2Gen campaign: “He’s 22. She’s 81. Their Friendship Is Melting Hearts.” (click to tweet)

What We’re Reading (and Watching)

Phyllis Segal: Listening is an Act of Love, StoryCorps

Betsy Werley: Inspiring Service’s Social Action Pick of the Week

Gen2Gen partner Generation Citizen wants every student in the U.S. to get an effective action-civics education, so they have the knowledge and skills to participate in our democracy. And they are eager to add the talents of the 50+ population to this work. If you’re 50+ and want to learn from and coach budding activists, apply here by January 11 to become a volunteer Democracy Coach with Generation Citizen. (click to tweet)