A new campaign powered by Encore.org is inspiring adults over 50 to make a positive difference in the lives of children and youth.
Generation to Generation (Gen2Gen) is a diverse, action-oriented community of people who believe that experience matters, and that the goal of later life isn’t trying to remain young: it’s to be there for those who actually are. Because every child deserves a web of support, and every older adult has something to give.
The campaign shines a light on the mutual benefits of intergenerational relationships already happening, and features countless opportunities for people to get involved. This summer, we challenge you to create meaningful Gen2Gen moments that last a lifetime by helping at least one young person bridge gaps in learning, jobs, meals and play.
Young people thrive with the support of caring adults in their lives.
Older adults have abundant skills and life experience to share.
Schools and youth organizations, often stretched for resources, need an infusion of human talent.
In the Media
Making the Case
Read the latest research and thinking behind Generation to Generation
I Need You, You Need Me
The Young, The Old, And What We Can Achieve Together
The Power of Purposeful Aging
Culture Change and the New Demography
Survey Finds Few Takers
Hidden in Plain Sight
How Intergenerational Relationships Can Transform Our Future
An Encore of Service
Experienced Americans Helping Vulnerable Youth
Who's Minding the Neighborhood?
The Role of Adult Capacity in Keeping Young People on a Path to Graduation
Don't Quit on Me
What Young People Who Left School Say About the Power of Relationships
Pass It On
Mobilizing Encore Talent to Transform the Prospects of Vulnerable Children and Youth