Before and After: An “Intergenerational Makeover,” Courtesy of Bridges Together

Bridges Together has kicked off its 2016-2017 Annual Giving Program, and we are so thankful for those who support BT and the work we do uniting generations.

Here at BT HQ, we get a front-seat view to the “intergenerational makeovers” that occur when youth and adults aged 60+ engage in meaningful activities and discussions. And we are convinced of the efficacy and success of the intergenerational work we do. Why? Just take a look at the “before and after” visual below:


The “Before” picture shows a student’s artwork and description of an “old person” before participating in the Bridges program:

  • The “old person” is described as slow, weak, lazy and lonely
  • The picture depicts a cane, pulleys to help the person get up and dentures
  • The “old person” is saying, “Please help me get something!”

But take a look at the “After” picture, drawn by the same student after completing a Bridges program:

  • The “old person” is described as kind, curious…funny, and my friend!”
  • No stereotypical “old people” accessories
  • A name for the “old person”!
Your donation TODAY affects TOMORROW — the “after.” YOU can help make a difference in the lives of older adults and youth. YOU are the reason we are able to train teachers and community leaders to engage the “bookend generations.” Because of YOU, we see the wonderful “afters” such as the Bridges participant’s picture above.

Please help create a beautiful intergenerational story — full of fantastic “afters” — by giving to the Bridges Together Annual Giving Program.

Need more reason to support Bridges Together? Take a look at our Annual Report for FY 2015-2016 to learn more about the work we do.


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