Generation to Generation is proud to partner with great nonprofits and communities focused on improving the odds for children and youth. Dedicating your time and experience to support young people can have an impact far beyond the moment, and change the trajectory of a young person’s life.
Sign up to volunteer or learn about paid positions from our partner organizations, and you’ll be counted as one of the million older adults joining the Generation to Generation campaign.
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Young people with mentors are better equipped to meet and overcome personal, academic and professional challenges.
Older mentors help younger 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.
Abundant scholarship and anecdotal experience attest to the lasting power of mentors — and the benefits that flow both ways in the mentoring relationship.
Caring adults over 50+ bring unique gifts — an appetite to serve, and the hard-wired aptitude to connect with younger generations — that can profoundly shape young lives, and in the process, enrich mentors' lives, as well.
Featured Mentoring Organizations
Big Brothers Big Sisters of America
Big Brothers Big Sisters believes that every child has the ability to succeed and thrive in life. As the nation’s largest donor- and volunteer-supported mentoring network, BBBS makes meaningful, monitored matches between adult volunteers (“Bigs”) and children (“Littles”), in communities nationwide. The mission of Big Brothers Big Sisters is to provide children facing adversity with strong and enduring, professionally supported one-to-one relationships that change their lives for the better, forever. Getting involved with Big Brothers Big Sisters creates real change. Become a Big and help develop positive relationships that have a direct and lasting effect on the lives of young people.
MENTOR: The National Mentoring Partnership
MENTOR: The National Mentoring Partnership is the unifying champion of the mentoring movement in the United States.
MENTOR works to connect volunteers with the 9 million young people across America who could benefit from a caring adult in their lives. Through the Mentoring Connector, the only national database of mentoring programs and opportunities, you can find one to best fit your interests.
Strive for College
Strive for College’s online platform uses technology to improve college access for students. Strive connects thousands of aspiring college students with dedicated mentors to receive one-on-one guidance and support through the college admissions and financial aid application process. Mentor volunteers, who meet with mentees on line, receive training, resources and guidance to support high-school students through the application cycle, following a structured mentoring curriculum. Task management tools help mentors and mentees track of deadlines and schedule mentoring sessions.
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Partners interested in you
ACE is an organization increasing access to Social and Emotional Learning in Alabama.
The Afterschool Alliance is the nation’s leading voice for afterschool programs, to ensure that all children have access to affordable, quality afterschool programs.
AOK unleashes the potential of young people through building and leveraging diverse communities rooted in love, trust and high expectations.
AVID is a non-profit that partners with schools to close the achievement gap through college readiness, impacting over 1.2 million K-16 students nationwide.
Be The Change, Inc. believes in a country where everyone has the chance to reach their potential and make a difference, and creates movements around our most pressing social challenges.
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.
Boys & Girls Clubs of America, a national organization inspiring and enabling young people in more than 4,100 Clubs nationwide, helps youth realize their full potential as productive, responsible, and caring citizens. BGCA seeks to connect encore talent with both volunteer and professional opportunities that will make a significant difference in the lives of young people.
Citizen Schools is a national non-profit focused on enriching the education of middle school students in six states through Expanded Learning Time (ELT).
CNCS is a federal agency that helps millions of Americans improve the lives of their fellow citizens through service.
Crisis Text Line provides free, 24/7 crisis support via text message.
DOROT alleviates social isolation among the elderly and provides services to help them lives independently as valued members of the community.
EnCorps STEM Teachers Program is a leading educator training and talent resource, transitioning STEM professionals into tutoring and teaching.