THE LEARNING HUB

For leaders interested in tapping experienced talent

The Gen2Gen Learning Hub offers ideas, tips and best practices to help you unleash the skills and talents of older adults to help kids thrive.

10 STEPS FOR ENGAGING ADULTS 50+

No matter where you are in the process of engaging older adults in your work, we’ve got excellent resources and tools to help! This guide — designed by practitioners, for practitioners — highlights 10 simple steps to help kick-start the development of an intentional plan to recruit, train and retain the talent of people 50+.

Are you ready?

Start here to decide where to dig into our guide!

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Create an age-inclusive environment.

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Create an age-inclusive environment.

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Design roles that appeal to people 50+.

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Design roles that appeal to people 50+.

3

Create position descriptions that
appeal to people 50+.

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Create position descriptions that appeal to people 50+.

4

Develop recruitment messages
and methods.

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Develop recruitment messages and methods.

5

Identify, places, networks, online portals
and events to find people 50+.

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Identify, places, networks, online portals and events to find people 50+.

6

Good communications policies can help
vet and select diverse staff and volunteers.

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Good communications policies can help vet and select diverse staff and volunteers.

7

On-board and train staff and volunteers
over 50.

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On-board and train staff and volunteers over 50.

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Provide continuing learning and leadership opportunities for all ages.

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Provide continuing learning and leadership opportunities for all ages.

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Recognize and build social connections for people 50+ — and show appreciation.

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Recognize and build social connections for people 50+ — and show appreciation.

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Create evaluation strategies to capture impact.

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Create evaluation strategies to capture impact.

10 steps for engaging adults 50+:

A guide for youth-serving organizations

Find printable worksheets for all 10 steps here.

Develop your action plan.
This chart can help you assess, prioritize, and identify next steps. Read more

Make the case.
Need to convince colleagues that adults 50+ can make a big contribution to your work? Read more

JOIN THE CONVERSATION

The Gen2Gen Facebook Champions Group is the place for people engaging adults 50+ in youth-serving organizations to exchange ideas, ask questions, share resources, and talk about what’s working and what’s not. This is also a great place to give us feedback about any of the tools in the Hub, so we can make it a better destination for you and others. Join now so you don’t miss a thing.

BECOME A GEN2GEN PARTNER

Our partners share the Gen2Gen message with communities nationwide and commit to inspiring individuals and organizations to create a better future for future generations. Interested in becoming a partner? Contact Aileen Ichikawa, [email protected].