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Generation Connect

Our mission is to improve the quality of life for teens and seniors by safely bringing them together for engagement, enhancement, and entertainment services.

2 Submitted Ideas

  • CREATE ·2023 Grants Challenge

    Trained Teens Help Seniors with Technology

    Generation Connect brings together teens with seasoned adults for engagement, enhancement, and entertainment services. During a seven-session program, we connect local high schoolers with older adults to offer tech support, online gaming, and common interest bonding. In exchange, our teens receive mentorship and soft skills training. Additionally, as an approved worksite with the American Jobs Center of California (AJCC), teens can qualify to receive compensation ($16.90/hr) through Youth@Work and other similar youth employment programs.

  • CONNECT ·2021 Grants Challenge

    Safely connecting teens and seniors to get the job done!

    Generation Connect mutually benefits two generations by fostering safe, neighborhood connections by bringing vetted teens and vetted seniors together virtually. Teens learn valuable communication skills and are provided with a sense of purpose as a mentor/mentee relationship with the senior is built, as well as earn community service hours through our virtual programs and eventually, an hourly wage for in-person services (suspended at this time). The seniors learn new skills, increase generativity, and receive assistance with everyday tasks.

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