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290 evaluations were submitted by our community!
An online platform that matches a "mentor" and "mentee" who have common interests and values, and a complimentary sets of skills. Your "Match & Swap" profile would work a bit like a dating site - answering a series of questions so that the other pers
I hear people say it all the time- “I don’t want to retire and do nothing, I want to retire and do what I want to do.” The “AARPubator” is a start-up incubator that pairs skills, funding and ideas acquired by AARP members with the technical, social
An idea for post grads (21+) to spend time with 50 + adults while sharing common interests, a love for books and film. Time spent together has the potential to create community and friendships. Growing friendships can lead to opportunities for
Our idea is an online platform that addresses the human need for interaction, inspiration & communication by providing a virtual space in which curated content is shared amongst people of different ages, geographies and backgrounds.
The reason why t
Youth are more likely to engage in a mentorship relationship when they feel they have something meaningful to contribute and are confident in their ability to engage productively with an older adult. Mutual Mentorship ("MM") will first teach student
How can youth and seniors connect around travel services and the possibilities that travel can bring?
Youth can guide seniors traveling together on journeys to explore their past. If seniors are unable to physically travel youth can serve as resea
How do we connect people across generations using a common activity? What if we could create a a weekly ritual where two people can build a bond by cooking and sharing a meal together? Now creating a toolkit here: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1
What if we can bring together seniors and younger volunteers and give them a tool stimulates conversation and facilitates collaboration around a shared experience? That's what we would like to achieve with this idea. Let's design and build a tool tha
Even the best of heroes need help from time to time.
My grandpa, a WWII veteran, had a heart attack last week at the old age of 92, and some how managed to survive. What kind of badass could survive a heart attack at that old age other than a s
The big idea is to create branded environments within social settings that both young and old frequent. Two places that tend to bring both young and old together are churches and local donut/coffee shops. These could serve as hosting centers for bra
When we're kids, we do odd jobs, like mowing lawns, for a little cash. There's value for both parties - kids make some scratch, and adults get someone to mow their lawn. The neighborhood is the marketplace.
What if we had a market place for ment
Creating a network of partnerships between seniors' organisations like U3A, AARP etc. and schools, colleges and universities , would bring these two groups together and enable youth to share their existing and developing expertise and knowledge with
Rock uP is an idea for a youth produced radio program at your local college. (The big idea would be to scale this to include affiliates on university campuses and within teen produced radio stations nationally.) The idea behind Rock uP Radio is th
Nowadays young people are having hard times looking for new professional experiences. At the same time, every year senior people get retired with a strong expertise on their field and a great networking agenda. “Knowledge relay” is a network where ju
With youth adeptness at creating and saving online maps, the relative flatness of descriptions offered by most city guides, and the constant loss of information as buildings are demolished and stores go out of business, a mentoring partnership that p
Youth grow up in front of and behind the camera; every moment is captured on a chip and uploaded to cyberspace. For the elderly, Kodak moments were captured less frequently, and one would have had to do the proverbial uphill climb to develop a roll o
FIND MY FRIEND is an online game-like platform, conceived to truly motivate young people to support older adults through a challenging user experienced: help elders find their good old friends & connect back with them.
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