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The 15-24 year olds' are experts in their generation - their hopes, dreams, frustrations; their world view, their specific 'sub set' of the global environment...
The 50+ ers have other skills and best practice would see this as a cooperative joint v
Hand in Hand (HiH) is a solution to bridge the gap between people who are willing to help others and people who are seeking help from others. Hand in Hand will form a cloud based solution to connect three entities - youngsters who are willing to devo
1. Start with a current class that exists (art, theatre, design, writing,etc) in high school,college. Pair one mentor (older adults) with one mentee (student).
2. Collaboration between mentor and mentee. Have the mentee (student) translate/ex
Nikola Tesla was one of the great scientists and engineers in history. He fought with Edison to commercially deploy his AC power transmission over Edison's DC power transmission. He developed all the basic concepts for radio transmission before Mar
The exchange of skills between the younger and older participants. These could be something as simple as one person teaching the other how to bake a cake, and the other person in return will talk them through how to set up an email account or to use
Old people as we know tend to have more technical knowledge about hands-on stuffs. For instance, planting, cooking, sewing, etc. However on the other hand, youngsters or any of those who are engaged already to the IT world (probably 50 years old and
Use a fancy and attractive young looking Facebook Application to invite and link skill of a mentor with a star like a picbadge. Four skills means 4 stars which would be visible on Facebook profile of the mentor in a fancy way. Remember we have tech s
These are the words of a Paint Company. This fact is equally applicable in every walk of the life of human-beings. This fact has given a dawn for the Idea of Youth Mentoring Older-Adults, for bettering the lives of Older-Adults. Irrespective o
This Idea will definitely pave way for motivating, inspiring & engaging young people to support older adults through mentorship, and vice-versa. The Idea of the "Magic Class" is for All. It actually acts as a Bond between Children, Youth, Youn
Encourage youth participation in community reading project (Staten Island Outloud) Develop communication skills and relationships with multigenerational organization which has obtained major recognition nationally and locally. Use of computers to ke
Let the young, online savvy youth not only write essays, but create shared blogs/websites converting the stories of their new senior friends from a forced history lesson into a lasting online experience for both parties. The creation of this personal
Great ideas, like support older adults through mentorship, need attention! But, if people are not actively looking for a mentoring program they probably never get in touch with it. Especially older people, who do not know their way around the interne
From grade school through to high school, students are assigned essays and research projects in their history classes. I always mused how interesting it would be to not just gather information on historical events from books, but to also learn from t
Three young friends are matched with three seniors friends and given an activity. The fear of an initial meeting is reduced by having it be two groups of friends attending. Additionally, an activity helps the different age groups begin to interact t
We are creating a program with a gradual introduction between youth and elders to establish greater trust and to identify commonalities in experiences and interests. Specifically the program will offer a pen pal program, a gift exchange, game nights
There is a youth population that is looking to give some kind of community service. They have certain skillsets that they can teach others. There is an elderly population looking to learn these skills. Create a mobile or web application that allows f
Our idea is to have youth mentors share their mentoring experiences via a website - they can submit through any type of medium, whether a video, photo, haiku, blog post, etc. The content will be aggregated online in a storyboard view, allowing a lens
DinnerSurfer is a community where users can create and share food with others searching for homemade meals. The platform solves the problems of food waste and unhealthy take-away. What if we created a community where individuals across generations ca
People collect things, a lot of things. Young people like vintage stuff today, older people want to learn about what is up to date and trendy now a days.
What if people can help each other in organizing stuff?
Or do a make over? Or a home make ov
Remember looking for treasures when little? Exciting to hide something for somebody else, or to find something finally.
What if you use this way of discovering as a new way of communicating?
When you have something to give, product you don't use