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"To serve, not to be served" - Ethel Percy Andrus, Founder of AARP"
Develop innovative initiatives for AARP's service programs that impact over 15,000 volunteers. Created and leading the development of digital platform designed to share top innovations from across the service sector. Lead digital production for department's flagship online institute. Advise AARP Foundation MentorUp program on service and innovation related topics and support the MentorUp OpenIdeo Challenge.
I agree Lina - and bringing a usergen e-commerce site like Etsy into the picture makes it really exciting. The mentor relationship can benefit from the millions of dollars Etsy has already invested in creating a top-quality site to showcase the products. The youth could mentor the adult on how to use Etsy as well - thus empowering them to expand their offering. UserGen e-commerce meets micro-finance meets reverse mentoring.
This brings to mind a couple of things: 1) Youth mentoring adults on online security, and 2) GeriJoy - Virtual Care Companions www.gerijoy.com. I have to admit...I wanted the dog to talk as well...it's a cute puppy - Ray, looking forward more ideas from you.