Do you want to use your experience for good? Do you believe in the power of intergenerational relationships, and that every child deserves the chance to thrive? Join us, as we work to create a better future for future generations!

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Got a big idea that allows older adults to help kids? Apply for $100K in prizes for social innovation!

Applications open March 27 - May 7th!

Stand up for National Service

The future of national service has never been more uncertain due to federal budget cuts that could eliminate AmeriCorps and Senior Corps presence in many of our communities. Stand with us, and learn how you can help.

Find thousands of age-friendly opportunities at youth-serving organizations around the country!

Creating a Second Act for Seniors to Help Youth Thrive Through Mentorship

Watch Cynthia’s story, about the power of teaching by example

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Get Involved As a Mentor

Mentors help young people realize their potential through caring relationships that nurture success.

Yet one in three young people will grow up without a mentor in their lives.

Experienced adults bring unique gifts — the appetite to serve and the aptitude to connect — that profoundly enrich young and older generations’ lives.

Big Brothers Big Sisters makes meaningful, monitored matches between adult volunteers (“Bigs”) and children (“Littles”), in cities across the country. BBBS agencies support the Big, Little, and their family through the lifetime of the match.



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MENTOR: The National Mentoring Partnership connects you to hundreds of quality mentoring opportunities in locations across the country through their national database — all you need is your zip code!



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Strive is a free online community where aspiring college students connect with dedicated mentors to receive one-on-one guidance and support through the college admissions and financial aid application process.



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Featured Stories

"The girls were caught in an endless cycle of teen pregnancy and illiteracy, with no role models to guide them."

Carol Nash

Laurel, MD

“Kids are so often told they can’t. I wanted to tell them they can.”

Rob Laymon

San Pedro, CA

"Uniting an older adult with a child to provide literacy tutoring is my calling."

Phil Waters

Boston, MA

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Encore.org is building a movement to tap experienced adults to improve communities and the world. Founded in 1998 by social entrepreneur Marc Freedman, Encore.org grew out of a desire to transform America's increasing longevity and vitality — one of the most significant demographic shifts of the 21st century — into a powerful, positive resource to build a better future for future generations.

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