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What current mentoring or training initiatives might we learn from?

Take a moment to reflect on existing mentorship or coaching programs out in the world that you know of, or do some desk research to explore what's out there already. Which initiatives are seeing success and which ones seem to be stumbling – why? Which organisations or programs currently serve older adults well? Who's activating young people in new and unexpected ways? What programs, if any, are taking a fresh approach to connecting people to share what they know with others?

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Having been a part of various Bay Area youth programs and having explored various senior programs, I've also noticed the age disconnect within these communities. However, it's not a one sided disadvantage-the knowledge gap goes both ways. Senior prog

Having been a part of various Bay Area youth programs and having explored various senior programs, I've also noticed the age disconnect within these communities. However, it's not a one sided disadvantage-the knowledge gap goes both ways. Senior prog

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I recently joined a new volunteer mentoring organization, geteverwise.com.  This organization pairs individual mentors with mentees and provides a loosely structured framework within which the mentoring relationships is structured.  While this  more

I recently joined a new volunteer mentoring organization, geteverwise.com. This organization pairs individual mentors with mentees and provides a loosely structured framework within which the mentoring relationships is structured. While this more

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A community service program that brings together young people to help educate seniors about the internet.  

The program was first initiated in 2009 by two teenaged sisters who were inspired to help other seniors, because of observing their grandpa

A community service program that brings together young people to help educate seniors about the internet. The program was first initiated in 2009 by two teenaged sisters who were inspired to help other seniors, because of observing their grandpa

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I just wanted to share this youth mentoring program that I have heard of in the Bay Area called Spark Program (Sparkprogram.org). 

Spark is a national nonprofit that provides life-changing apprenticeships to youth from disadvantaged communities. S

I just wanted to share this youth mentoring program that I have heard of in the Bay Area called Spark Program (Sparkprogram.org). Spark is a national nonprofit that provides life-changing apprenticeships to youth from disadvantaged communities. S

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The Coquitlam Public Library's "Reading Buddies" program pairs highschool teens with kids. The "Big Buddies" help the "Little Buddies" practice their reading skills.

The Coquitlam Public Library's "Reading Buddies" program pairs highschool teens with kids. The "Big Buddies" help the "Little Buddies" practice their reading skills.

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We need to make it mandatory to keep a syllabi for teaching/coaching compulsorily about "Humanbeings Life Cycle" at ever School, College & University so that we could easily inspire and engage young people to support older adults through the mentor

We need to make it mandatory to keep a syllabi for teaching/coaching compulsorily about "Humanbeings Life Cycle" at ever School, College & University so that we could easily inspire and engage young people to support older adults through the mentor

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I came across a BBC article that talked about how a group of 15 millennial generation students have been participating in a mentoring program aimed at Citigroup's Latin America office in Miami. The students are there to help managers and executives g

I came across a BBC article that talked about how a group of 15 millennial generation students have been participating in a mentoring program aimed at Citigroup's Latin America office in Miami. The students are there to help managers and executives g

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In India, where 50% of the overall population is less than 25, it’s important for organizations and their executives to understand the aspirations of their consumer base. With that in view, firms like telecommunications giant Airtel, have been having

In India, where 50% of the overall population is less than 25, it’s important for organizations and their executives to understand the aspirations of their consumer base. With that in view, firms like telecommunications giant Airtel, have been having

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Tax Counseling for the Elderly (TCE) is an IRS program offering free tax help for all taxpayers, particularly those who are 60 years of age and older, specializing in questions about pensions and retirement-related issues unique to seniors. The IRS-c

Tax Counseling for the Elderly (TCE) is an IRS program offering free tax help for all taxpayers, particularly those who are 60 years of age and older, specializing in questions about pensions and retirement-related issues unique to seniors. The IRS-c

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One of the fastest growing trends worldwide is the deployment of sensors and hand-held electronics which is constantly transforming the way we describe and understand our cities and the connected devices within our house. For the young generation, wh

One of the fastest growing trends worldwide is the deployment of sensors and hand-held electronics which is constantly transforming the way we describe and understand our cities and the connected devices within our house. For the young generation, wh

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When I watched the video for this challenge one statistic really jumped out at me- over 9 million seniors are hungry everyday. This is extraordinarily sad, but it could provide an opportunity for finding common ground between young people and seniors

When I watched the video for this challenge one statistic really jumped out at me- over 9 million seniors are hungry everyday. This is extraordinarily sad, but it could provide an opportunity for finding common ground between young people and seniors

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I visited and interviewed the director of my local Senior Community Center.  I learned that we have a good center working to engage and support the seniors in out community.  But, I also learned that it is quite difficult to harness the talents, know

I visited and interviewed the director of my local Senior Community Center. I learned that we have a good center working to engage and support the seniors in out community. But, I also learned that it is quite difficult to harness the talents, know

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