If you’ve put volunteering with kids on your post-Labor Day list, hooray! Lots of youth-serving organizations need new volunteers starting in the fall. Now’s the time to start searching for the right opportunity for you. Here’s a list of 15 Gen2Gen partners, organized by area of interest, that are looking for fall volunteers in multiple […]
More than 200 people of all ages applied to the Gen2Gen Summer Fun(d) in June with a wealth of scrappy, creative and fun ideas to bring the generations together. Congratulations to the 20 applicants below (listed alphabetically by state) — all Gen2Gen champions who are living Gen2Gen this summer! Each received up to $250 […]
About five years ago, Kevin Starr offered a searing critique of the social sector prize-industrial complex in his piece, Dump the Prizes. Prizes, particularly crowdsourced ones, waste too much of everyone’s time, he wrote, rewarding novelty and distracting people from the programs that produce real impact. Our organization recently launched a new prize, and we wrestled […]
Older adults may be the solution to our nation’s shortage of high-quality STEM teachers.
Intergenerational mentoring initiatives, including the Gen2Gen campaign, could be a powerful solution to ending loneliness in the U.S.