Related Organizations

  • Generations United is the national organization dedicated to intergenerational (IG) efforts. Generations United’s mission is “to improve the lives of children youth and older people through intergenerational collaboration, public policies, and programs for the enduring benefit for all.”  Its weekly newsletter is very informative and includes information on IG efforts as well as grant and learning opportunities.  More information is available at GU.org.
  • American Association of Caregiving Youth (AACY®) is dedicated to “addressing the issues surrounding the silent, vulnerable and hidden population, conservatively estimated to exceed 1.4 million children, who provide care for family members who are unable to manage life independently.”  The AACY® mission is “to increase awareness about the effects on children who provide care for family members who are ill, injured, elderly and/or disabled while fostering the replication of the Caregiving Youth Project model within Florida and the US; to provide direct and indirect support services for caregiving youth and their families; and, to establish the Institute on Youth Caregiving.”  More information is available at AACY.org.
  • Jumpstart is a national early education organization that trains volunteers to implement a targeted language and literacy curriculum in preschool classrooms. Jumpstart’s Community Corps program was created 11 years ago to leverage the expertise and dedication of older adults looking to make a difference in their communities.  Jumpstart volunteers develop strong relationships with children, fostering their academic and social-emotional skills. The Boston program currently serves classrooms in South Boston, Roxbury, Dorchester and Mattapan.

 

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