There are many ways for you to help strengthen the intergenerational (IG) movement!
Launch a BT Program
Many people are helping to bring a BT program to their own community, or one of their grandchild’s. If you are interested, thank you. Rest assured, we will walk this journey with you and help you every step of the way!
Get started by contacting BT at Andrea@BridgesTogether.org or 978-400-6813.
Are you leading an IG program, as a volunteer or paid staff member? Do you want to meet with others who are doing similar work? Do you want to learn more about central IG topics or perhaps how to get started?
Join our growing Mosaic Network. We meet regularly for Lunch, Learn & Network sessions, sponsored by the Massachusetts Council on Aging (MCOA). Starting this fall, we will have a newsletter dedicated specifically to IG Leaders.
To get involved, contact us at Mosaic@BridgesTogether.org
Would you like to volunteer with Bridges Together (BT)? We help community leaders to connect with local older adults who want to participate in a Bridges program. We also rely on dedicated volunteers who help us at the administrative level, so that we may grow more efficiently, touching more lives.
Here are some upcoming volunteer opportunities as of February 2015:
Burlington, MA is starting Bridges: Growing Together in the fourth grade. If you would like to volunteer to participate as an older adult (60 and over), please contact Katie at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Chatham, MA and Harwich, MA are starting Bridges: Growing Together with elementary school students. If you would like to volunteer in either or both programs, contact Barbara-Anne at email@example.com.
Chelmsford, MA is starting Bridges: Our Smarts with middle school students. Click here to see the program flyer. If you are interested in participating, please contact Monica Romig, Monica@BridgesTogether.org.
Dalton, MA will be starting Bridges: Our Stories with elementary school students. If you would like to volunteer, contact Mary L. at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Hyde Park, MA will be starting Bridges: Our Smarts with middle school students. If you would like to volunteer, contact Lee Ann at LFrigulietti@beaconcommunitiesllc.com.
Worcester, MA will be starting Bridges: Growing Together with elementary school students. If you would like to volunteer, contact Suki at email@example.com.
Also, Nauset Middle School in Orleans, MA will be running an IG book discussion group called Project READ. If you are interested in participating, please contact Anne at firstname.lastname@example.org.
At Bridges Together (BT), we are educating professionals about intergenerational (IG) topics. We are creating a network that connects leaders with other professionals and resources. We are empowering teachers, community organizers, and participants of all ages to create intergenerational opportunities and programs, such as Bridges, in their own worlds.
During the 2013-2014 year, BT educated nearly 400 professionals and supported eight communities that implemented a Bridges program, involving nearly 1,500 children and older adults.
All of these efforts take financial support. Grants, sales of program curricula, fees for coaching, and honoraria for speaking engagements do not cover all of the costs. Donations are critical.
Please make a tax-deductible donation today so that we may continue to educate, empower, and connect.
You may click the “Donate” button on the upper right of this page to give online or send your checks to: Bridges Together, PO Box 527, Maynard, MA 01754.
Thank you helping to build more intergenerational bridges!