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2013-2014 Generations United/MentorUp Youth Jumpstart Grantees
Alameda County 4H, Alameda, CA – Youth will provide health education through a healthy living fair, resources for older adults around healthy eating and exercise as well as develop an intergenerational healthy living support group.

AmeriCorps–Community HealthCorps, Seattle, WA - The youth led Community HealthCorps team members will help build plant boxes in an assisted living facility. The team and residents will also spend a service day volunteering together at a local urban community farm.

C&T Youth Technology Academy, Rockville, MD – Youth will expand the current intergenerational opportunities to achieve a more balanced, wholesome, and interactive community through technology, healthy living and educational programming.

Carmel Foundation, Carmel, CA – High school students are establishing a Wired For Connections club, which will record and video tape legacy stories of seniors, while students teach computer and other technology skills to older adults.

Cache Valley, Logan, UT – Youth will lead various projects in the community, including developing a penpal program between elementary school children and older adult retirement community residents as well as host technology sessions to teach seniors social media.

Camp Fire Patuxent Area Council, Bowie, MD – Youth will develop various intergenerational programs including intergenerational dialogues, social and learning activities.

Cochise County Learning Advisory Council, Inc., Tucson, AZ - Youth will develop a Social Communication Center where youth become technology mentors to older adults, while working towards uniting their diverse community.

Generations Waking Up, Oakland, CA – Youth will be hosting a series of three intergenerational community conversations called “Wiser Together Café’s.” They will connect multiple generations in the community in a way that will give rise to a local network of intergenerational learning and action.

Hudson River Museum, Yonkers, NY – Intergenerational specialists will train students in how to communicate effectively with older adults who have dementia. Once trained, the teens will serve as docents at the Hudson River Museum where they will conduct tours for visitors with dementia.

I SAW! The Experience of Learning in D.C., Washington, DC - Youth will research the identities of those  buried at Mt. Zion Female Union Band Cemetery to honor and pay tribute their lives, while focusing on their own true potential and their connections to older adults.

Institute on Aging’s Center for Elders and Youth in the Arts
, San Francisco, CA – Youth will develop and execute artistic programming for the Institute’s four Day Centers while establishing intergenerational relationships.

‘Iolani School, Honolulu, HI
– The 'Iolani School One Mile Class is developing a plan to convert a three story building on newly purchased property, adjacent to the school, to become "One Mile One Planet" and serve students as well as independent and active older adults through intergenerational programs that promote active aging.

Jewish Community Center Boston Diller Teen Fellows, Boston, MA – Youth will lead a Recipes to Remember program, aimed at preserving culture by gathering recipes and stories from Jewish older adults in monthly meaningful interactions between the seniors and teens.

Latinitas, El Paso, TX - Youth members will make an impact in their community by reaching out to their grandparents and older adults ages 50+ to host a series of 6 computer and technology classes.

LinkAbility, Durham, N
C - Youth and seniors will participate in a youth-led Bio Legacy Project where they will write one-page biographies of all participants while establishing intergenerational relationships, and then will compile the biographies into a book.

New Birth Christian Center, Chicago, IL – Youth will initiate a multi-faceted intergenerational program which will include intergenerational engagement through socialization, education, one-on-one assistance and sharing of talents.

Old North St. Louis Restoration Group, St. Louis, MO - The Street Team, an intergenerational neighbor-to-neighbor outreach initiative, will build relationships between community youth and elderly residents through encouraging participation in neighborhood events and frequent one-on-one interactions.

Raritan Valley YMCA, East Brunswick, NJ – Youth and older adult YMCA members will work together to prepare, plant and maintain a vegetable and herb garden, and then attend a youth-led cooking class which will teach simple ways to cook and eat healthier.

Rockshop Academy, Santa Barbara, CA
- “Play it Forward” is a youth led intergenerational community service music program which will connect youth with older adults through musical performances, celebrations and relationships.

Young Women of Promise, Inc., Kinston, NC – Youth will be engaging in arts sessions with seniors, aimed at encouraging intergenerational communication and increased socialization between generations.

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