Apply for the Gen2Gen Encore Prize

Got an idea that taps the talent of people 50+ to help kids who need champions? The Gen2Gen Encore Prize will give five innovators the chance to compete for a total of $100,000 along with personalized coaching.  Applications are open now until May 25.

Innovators: Start Your Engines

Thinking about applying for the Gen2Gen Encore Prize? Be sure to sign up for The Gen2Gen Encore Prize Accelerator, a digital platform providing tips, learning videos, and other resources to help you complete your application!

Need Experienced Talent?

The Gen2Gen Learning hub offers ideas, tips and best practices to help your organization recruit and retain people 50+ as volunteers or paid staff. Lots of learning here!

GEN2GEN LEARNING HUB

The Top 10 Mentoring Movies Are…

Gen2Gen Top 10 Mentoring Movies

As part of our Gen2Gen Movies & Mentors contest, we brought together the power of movies to influence our culture with the power of mentors to change lives.  You helped us select the top 10 Gen2Gen mentoring movies of all time. Click below to see the list and learn about the winners of our drawings for $500 in movie tickets!

Want to Host a Watch Party?

If you love to watch and discuss movies, how about hosting a Gen2Gen Movies & Mentors watch party? These informal gatherings bring friends, family, neighbors or colleagues together to watch a great mentoring movie, then talk about how to become mentors in real life. Whether you invite two friends or 200 to join you, we’ll make it easy for you to host a fun party with this simple guide and downloadable invitation.

HOST A WATCH PARTY

Become a Mentor in Real Life

Explore ways to become a mentor with our lead Movies & Mentors partners below.

MENTOR’s mission is to fuel the quality and quantity of mentoring relationships for America’s young people and to close the mentoring gap. Use the Mentoring Connector to search for a variety of programs in your community and connect with them directly about volunteering.
Strive for College connects aspiring college students with free, one-on-one, online mentoring through the entire college admissions and financial aid application process. Interested in mentoring virtually? Click below for more information on how to get involved.
Big Brothers Big Sisters makes meaningful, monitored matches between adult volunteers (“Bigs”) and children (“Littles”), ages 6 through 18, in communities across the country. Click below to learn more about becoming a "Big" for a child in your community.

Our Partners

The Gen2Gen campaign has 130 partners, all working to help kids thrive. Send us a note at [email protected] if your organization would like to join us!

GEN2GEN PARTNERS

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