Retired teacher becomes virtual math tutor during pandemic

Retired teacher becomes virtual math tutor during pandemic

I love the idea of calling on the “wise elders,” of which I count myself one. I’m an 84-year-old math tutor and retired high school math teacher. This virus wreaked havoc on my tutoring, in which students came to my house in Menlo Park, California, for one hour a week...
Joining with Young People to Fight Racial Injustice

Joining with Young People to Fight Racial Injustice

By Marc Freedman Across the country, young people continue to march against racial injustice and police violence, embodying what historian and sociologist Orlando Patterson calls “the noble rage of young Americans against…historic evil.” And thousands of older...
Mary Lost Her Father At 14: Today She Helps Kids Overcome Grief

Mary Lost Her Father At 14: Today She Helps Kids Overcome Grief

By Andy Levine Mary Robinson was just 14 when her father passed away. Throughout high school, college and her 20s, that grief stayed bottled up inside her. A therapist helped her get her life together by helping her share her story. After college, she landed a...
Announcing a new fellowship for Gen2Gen innovators

Announcing a new fellowship for Gen2Gen innovators

Seeking practical visionaries of all ages with new ideas for bridging generational divides Connections between generations were strained before Covid-19. Since then, physical distancing has created more division, disconnection, ageism and loneliness — all while...
At 63, he joined the Peace Corps and moved to Moldova

At 63, he joined the Peace Corps and moved to Moldova

By Andy Levine Most Peace Corps volunteers are recent college graduates looking to make a difference in the world. But David Jarmul and his wife Champa are different. They joined the Peace Corps together in May 2016. Both were 63 years old. David had been serving as...