The first 15 Gen2Gen Innovation Fellows are practical visionaries with ambitious initiatives to bridge generational divides.

Over the course of the nine-month fellowship, each created a three-minute video that explains how they’re bringing younger and older people together to solve critical problems from affordable housing to social isolation to racial injustice.

If you’re looking for ideas, inspiration or the best way to make three minutes as compelling as they can be, check out the videos below.

Aditi Merchant: Big & Mini
Reducing isolation through unexpected intergenerational friendships

 

Alex Owens: Be Loud Studios
Helping youth and elders tell their collective story through radio and digital media

 

Arielle Ayala: Stockton Service Corps
Anchoring national service in intergenerational collaboration

 

Brittany T. Paschall: We Remember Nashville
Bringing generational healing and compassionate action to Nashville

 

Charlotte Japp: CIRKEL
Connecting older and younger professionals for two-way mentorship and networking

 

Dana Griffin: Eldera
Harnessing technology to build a virtual global village for elders and youth

 

Elizabeth “Like” Lokon: Opening Minds through Art
Creating a dementia-friendly app that fosters intergenerational friendship through collaborative art

 

Gee Kin Chou: The Boombox Collaboratory
Enabling older adults who have connections to make introductions for kids who don’t

 

Jim Isenberg: Grandpas United
Mobilizing grandpas to be role models for boys, changing the narrative about older men in the process

 

Lennon Flowers: The Dinner Party
Piloting a new intergenerational approach to grief and loss

 

Noelle Marcus: Nesterly
Tackling urban housing affordability and aging in place through intergenerational homesharing

 

Rowena Richie: For You
Launching a creative movement of art making as gift giving between artists and elders

 

Sarah LaFave: Lori’s Hands
Transforming the learning experience of next-generation healthcare leaders and the lives of their chronically ill patients

 

Sherreta R. Harrison: MetroMorphosis
Sustaining the social sector through intergenerational co-leadership models

 

Sue Phillips: Sacred Design Lab
Helping high-impact organizations bring spiritual wellness and intergenerational joy to their work

All videos produced by Anjali Daryanani.

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