Year #2

Look at all we’ve accomplished together!

 

Year #2

Look at all we’ve accomplished together!

72,351

Campaign supporters

1,246

Champions

205

Partner organizations

1,041

Organizations engaging with Gen2Gen

1 million

Estimated number of children helped by Gen2Gen supporters and champions

The survey says…

A June survey returned by more than 1,000 Gen2Gen supporters finds:

  • 90% 90%

Regularly interact with people of different generations

  • 70% 70%

Play an active role in the life of one or more young people

  • 78% 78%

Experience a sense of meaning and purpose from intergenerational connections

“I worked for 49 years with children, youth and college students. Finding Gen2Gen has renewed my desire to help others my age help children and youth.”

— Anita Faber Spencer
co-author, First and Ten Team Mentoring

2,757

Number of people who have taken Gen2Gen’s “Are you living in an age bubble?” quiz

%

live in an age bubble

%

are ready to leave their age bubble

%

are not living in an age bubble

64 million

Total number of times the hashtag #Gen2Gen has been seen on social media

54 million

Potential media impressions from articles mentioning the Gen2Gen campaign

“Gen2Gen caused me to reflect on the mentors we onboard for our mentoring program and how important it is that more of those mentors are 50+.”

— Elizabeth Aman
Faithful Friends Mentoring Program

2,757

Number of people who have taken Gen2Gen’s “Are you living in an age bubble?” quiz

%

live in an age bubble

%

are ready to leave their age bubble

%

are not living in an age bubble

64 million

Total number of times the hashtag #Gen2Gen has been seen on social media

54 million

Potential media impressions from articles mentioning the Gen2Gen campaign

“Gen2Gen caused me to reflect on the mentors we onboard for our mentoring program and how important it is that more of those mentors are 50+.”

— Elizabeth Aman
Faithful Friends Mentoring Program

#1

On the Wall Street Journal’s list of the year’s best books on aging well!

How to Live Forever by Gen2Gen Co-Chair Marc Freedman has been making news (click logos to read articles).

#1

On the Wall Street Journal’s list of the year’s best books on aging well!

How to Live Forever by Gen2Gen Co-Chair Marc Freedman has been making news (click logos to read articles).

10,037

Number of people who voted in the 2018 Gen2Gen Encore Prize competition

$100,000

invested in these five winners

Fostering Hope  |  Read to Me International   |  Common Unity  |  Nuns & Nones  |  Seeing-i2i.com

10,037

Number of people who voted in the 2018 Gen2Gen Encore Prize competition

$100,000

invested in these five winners

Fostering Hope
Read to Me International
Common Unity
Nuns & Nones
Seeing-i2i.com

Top 10 Gen2Gen mentoring movies of all time

Crowdsourced by 2,721 people in April 2018

  • To Sir, With Love (1967)
  • The Empire Strikes Back (1980)
  • The Karate Kid (1984)
  • Stand and Deliver (1988)
  • Good Will Hunting (1997)
  • Remember the Titans (2000)
  • Secondhand Lions (2003)
  • Akeelah and the Bee (2006)
  • Up (2009)
  • War Room (2015)

Top 10 Gen2Gen
mentoring movies
of all time

Crowdsourced by 2,721
people in April 2018

  • To Sir, With Love (1967)
  • The Empire Strikes Back (1980)
  • The Karate Kid (1984)
  • Stand and Deliver (1988)
  • Good Will Hunting (1997)
  • Remember the Titans (2000)
  • Secondhand Lions (2003)
  • Akeelah and the Bee (2006)
  • Up (2009)
  • War Room (2015)

“By making our program more accessible to older adults, we saw our number of 50+ volunteers rise from 300 last year to over 400 this year. It’s probably no coincidence that this year we’ve seen some of the best student literacy results we ever have in Los Angeles.”

— Chloe Oliveras
Reading Partners Los Angeles

Who’s counting?

A look at a few top blog posts this year

 

20 winners

Winners of the 2018 Gen2Gen Summer Fun(d) received $250 each to subsidize creative ideas for bringing the generations together — like banjo lessons, dancing, painting murals, doing oral histories, reading, gardening, cooking and so much more!

Building on Success 

FIRST 5 Santa Clara County is expanding its use of older volunteers from a few sites to 27! Soon, 200 older volunteers will be helping 650 young children at local family resource centers across the California county.

“Age segregation is this invisible bedrock of society. When Gen2Gen launched, it felt like a consciousness-piercing moment, a powerful antidote that put forward practical solutions. I’m really excited to see a future in which unlikely partners come together and join the movement. I think Generation to Generation has revealed that there are allies everywhere.”

— David Hsu
Author, Gen2Gen Advisor

Try it, you’ll like it! 

As the Alliance for Strong Families and Communities engages more older adults, attitudes are changing. Here’s a look at how much staff perceptions have changed in just one year.

50+ talent will help our organization meet its mission

  • Year One: 47% agreed 47% 47%
  • Year Two: 76% agreed 76% 76%

Our organization will be better able to serve our community because of 50+ talent

  • Year One: 50% agreed 50% 50%
  • Year Two: 86% agreed 86% 86%

“Applying an intergenerational lens to our work has proven to be not only valuable but critical to our continued success.”

— Susan Dreyfus
President & CEO, Alliance for Strong Families and Communities

Generation Citizen Recruits Older Coaches

“Having Encore Democracy Coaches in classrooms building relationships with the kids is a gamechanger! At our school, we pride ourselves on being lifelong learners. This experience has taught us the importance of being lifelong activists.”

— Chris Mee, teacher, Hyde Park, MA

“An Encore Democracy Coach helped me type a letter to my senator. I was struggling to try to put it in my own words, and she encouraged me to keep going and find my voice.”

— Student participant in Gen2Gen pilot with Generation Citizen

A student group working with Encore Democracy Coaches to find solutions to gang violence won Generation Citizen’s Collaboration and Diversity Award. The students encouraged legislators to pass H1229, a bill that would establish an Office of Youth Development to connect youth to jobs and afterschool programs.

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