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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