“I feel very fortunate that our school is a part of this program. We do a phenomenal job connecting with our community. However, this experience is unique. Not many students get an opportunity like this, so I am thrilled to see it play out!”
In Bridges: Growing Together, participants explore different aspects of their own life stories along with those of their families and the greater community through:
- interactive discussions
- a variety of projects utilizing the different multiple intelligences, including: creating graphic organizers, drawing and music.
Favorite activities include sharing about an heirloom, a student-led tour of the school and/or community center and teaching about a favorite topic.
- learn about their family histories
- have the opportunity to lead and teach
- discuss changes in our world over time, such as the way we celebrate holidays
- recognize the way people are the same and different regardless of our ages
Session titles include:
- Learning About Older Adults
- Getting to Know You
- Schools Then & Now
- Ethnicities, Heirlooms and Traditions
- Learning from Each Other
- Introduction to The Multiple Intelligence “Smarts” Theory
- How Old is Old?
For more information, contact our Intergenerational Facilitator Julie Shaw via email or at 978.793.9509.