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Mutual Mentorship (MM) is a school-based organisation enabling development and confidence growth among high school and undergraduate students such that they feel empowered and equipped to meaningfully connect and engage with older adults.
Young people have lots of energy, they just need to channelize it in a direction. This idea is to provide them an easy meaningful way to see themselves bring a change. Internships provided by NGOs, Government or a collaboration of both provides a cre
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
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
The idea is to create a simplified professional social network where seniors could upload stories, memories, thoughts and photos of their careers. But instead of filling out their profiles by themselves, they could be helped by younger people who wou
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
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
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
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
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
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
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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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
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
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
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
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
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
Doing good deeds always feels good. A great way to engage them is directly in schools. Teachers and the community business sponsored campaign, where each one teach one. The youth can get credits or referrals, on linkedIn or google, the more peop