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Building on existing programs which employ college students as advocates for patients in the healthcare system,  create a program leveraging  the same group of students,  who can become advocates for seniors in accessing opportunities for mentoring i

Building on existing programs which employ college students as advocates for patients in the healthcare system, create a program leveraging the same group of students, who can become advocates for seniors in accessing opportunities for mentoring i

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Often to unite people with different backgrounds, the best way is to focus on a common objective. And what better common objective than creating something together? 

The idea is to create a platform where an older person who wish to realize a crea

Often to unite people with different backgrounds, the best way is to focus on a common objective. And what better common objective than creating something together? The idea is to create a platform where an older person who wish to realize a crea

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This new network helps young entrepreneurs or free lancer with the non-technical  parts of their projects. It allows 50+ people to help these younger people and get free lessons or training in exchange for their services.
It is also a way to meet fu

This new network helps young entrepreneurs or free lancer with the non-technical parts of their projects. It allows 50+ people to help these younger people and get free lessons or training in exchange for their services. It is also a way to meet fu

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You must have heard about the PO BOX letter system used earlier if you want to communicate with someone without disclosing your details. The same method will be used here, where the youngsters will be given a set of PO BOX Numbers and the elders a di

You must have heard about the PO BOX letter system used earlier if you want to communicate with someone without disclosing your details. The same method will be used here, where the youngsters will be given a set of PO BOX Numbers and the elders a di

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Young people like games and spend lot of time on them for fun. This idea utilizes this interest to promote interaction with older adults and community service. An online game specially developed to encourage interaction between young people and older

Young people like games and spend lot of time on them for fun. This idea utilizes this interest to promote interaction with older adults and community service. An online game specially developed to encourage interaction between young people and older

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Like many of us who have a busy life we often dont get any time to go out of our way to mentor someone so, why not bring the people who need mentoring to you ?
Most of us spend atleast 1-2 hours in our daily commute to-from work. During this time wh

Like many of us who have a busy life we often dont get any time to go out of our way to mentor someone so, why not bring the people who need mentoring to you ? Most of us spend atleast 1-2 hours in our daily commute to-from work. During this time wh

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Challenge Accepted! is a platform that would gather a super-team of individuals (mix of old and young) based on two criteria: a)skills/experience and b)desired learning outcomes of the participants. The members of the team would complement each other

Challenge Accepted! is a platform that would gather a super-team of individuals (mix of old and young) based on two criteria: a)skills/experience and b)desired learning outcomes of the participants. The members of the team would complement each other

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Leveraging existing educational and travel programs for seniors which often utilize college campuses for their programming, and the many summer pre college programs for youth in high school,  create a new program which brings youth and seniors togeth

Leveraging existing educational and travel programs for seniors which often utilize college campuses for their programming, and the many summer pre college programs for youth in high school, create a new program which brings youth and seniors togeth

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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 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

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Develop a mobile app with an accompanying website on which anyone can post a challenge they are facing. E.g. "I can't turn my iPhone on" or "How do I fix my bike chain?" 

Users of the app/website can post answers, videos, or visit the person askin

Develop a mobile app with an accompanying website on which anyone can post a challenge they are facing. E.g. "I can't turn my iPhone on" or "How do I fix my bike chain?" Users of the app/website can post answers, videos, or visit the person askin

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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

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

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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

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

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As a retired banker, I often encounter people of all ages with limited financial savvy. This is the case with high school students, college graduates and people of all ages. My idea is to present an interactive program with a "Money 101" course. In

As a retired banker, I often encounter people of all ages with limited financial savvy. This is the case with high school students, college graduates and people of all ages. My idea is to present an interactive program with a "Money 101" course. In

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How to better foster unexpected connections across generations than at a fun, beloved, well-attended State Fair!  Here in Minnesota, USA, the "Great Minnesota Get-Together", each year, offers just such opportunities for generations to share and conne

How to better foster unexpected connections across generations than at a fun, beloved, well-attended State Fair! Here in Minnesota, USA, the "Great Minnesota Get-Together", each year, offers just such opportunities for generations to share and conne

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