A new look at how older volunteers fuel success at Jumpstart

A new look at how older volunteers fuel success at Jumpstart

Last summer, Kayla Weems was thrilled to get a promotion to senior site manager at Jumpstart, where she would oversee several Los Angeles programs designed to close the kindergarten readiness gap. But with the new role came a host of new responsibilities, a feeling of...
10 ways to volunteer from home

10 ways to volunteer from home

While the pandemic continues to spread throughout the U.S., innovators — from all parts of the country and of all ages — are ushering in new ways to connect the generations, easing social isolation for both generations. They’re connecting strangers for...
Looking through an opportunity lens

Looking through an opportunity lens

Changing how you see things can help you find resources hidden in plain sight. These three youth-serving organizations used an opportunity lens in their search for volunteers and staff. Here’s what they found. While he was in his nineties, my grandfather packed a bag,...
Top 10 Gen2Gen mentoring movies

Top 10 Gen2Gen mentoring movies

In January, Gen2Gen — a national campaign to mobilize 1 million people 50+ to help kids thrive — launched Movies & Mentors, a contest to crowdsource a list of the best intergenerational mentoring movies of all time and inspire people over 50 to mentor in real...
Is opportunity knocking for today’s young people?

Is opportunity knocking for today’s young people?

Access to opportunity – that’s what our nation stands for, what many of us have fought for, and what a lot of us over 50 want most for the next generation. So how are young people in the U.S. doing on this year’s Opportunity Index, which measures 20 economic,...
10 literacy organizations seeking volunteers over 50

10 literacy organizations seeking volunteers over 50

by Aileen Ichikawa Are you interested in helping kids in your community learn to love reading, but don’t know where to start? Don’t worry — we’ve got you covered. These 10 literacy nonprofits are actively seeking older volunteers, and value the wisdom and experience...