Intergenerational Program Database

Generations United is collecting and sharing information on intergenerational programs across the United States. We currently have a program in every state with nearly 700 programs in the database. You can search programs below by keywords or state.

To add your intergenerational program, please fill out this form. To update your program entry, contact Generations United.

  1. RSVP Rock County America Reads
    Contributions of Different Cultures are half day and whole day events where students and seniors are brought together to share and learn from each other. Through hands-on activities, music, and food preparation students are taught an oral history lesson. Folk Fairs help to demonstrate and preserve our community and appreciation of the past. Hundreds of adults and thousands of students participate in our Folk Fairs every year.
    • 2433 S. Riverside Drive, Beloit, WI,
    • 608-362-9593
    • RSVP[at]rsvp-rock.org
  2. RSVP Kenosha Mentoring
    At the Fernandez Center for Alternative Learning RSVP Workshop Mentoring Program, RSVP volunteers are making a difference with at-risk students by helping them discover the joy of learning through the use of power tools. Students learn about safety and complete basic woodworking projects. This "hands-on" type of learning also increases the students' self-esteem and confidence and instills a sense of pride in accomplishments. The volunteers provide a supportive environment by being patient and by understanding that the students have varying abilities and learn at different rates. The real benefit of this program is the mentoring and bonding that takes place between student and volunteer.
    • 7730 Sheridan Road, Kenosha, WI,
    • Julie Rekowski, RSVP Intergenerational Coordinator
    • 262-658-3508 x115
    • rsvp[at]kafasi.org
  3. RSVP Portage County Reading Tutor Program
    America Reads is a national program to assure that all students are able to read at grade level by third grade. Volunteers spend time each week with Kindergarten through Third Grade students in one-on-one and small group settings. Volunteers are grouped in teams for orientation, training, recognition and support.
    • 1519 Water Street, Stevens Point, WI,
    • 715-346-1401
    • rekowskij[at]co.portage.wi.us
  4. RSVP Portage County Alternative Learning Workshop Mentoring
    The program offers the juveniles a chance to talk with someone who cares, and who is not paid to be there. The RSVP volunteer may be the only adult the juvenile has ever talked with who is not part of the "system" or part of the problem (parents, relatives, etc.). The center director reports that many are neglected and/or abused at home, but more often it is the lack of parental supervision and permissiveness at home and the consequent freedom which has lead to incarceration. In the center, they are forced to do something they don't want to do - perhaps for the first time in their lives. Meeting with RSVP volunteers allows these juveniles an opportunity to release some of their frustration and talk with "grandparents" who will listen without judgment. It gives the juveniles a chance to blow off steam with impunity. The director says he notices a visible difference after the sessions in the juveniles' demeanor, being more relaxed and calm.
    • 1519 Water Street, Stevens Point, WI,
    • Julie Rekowski, RSVP Intergenerational Coordinator
    • 715-346-1401
    • rekowskij[at]co.portage.wi.us
  5. RSVP Portage County Grandparent Visitor Program at the Juvenile Detention Center
    The innovative RSVP PAWS for Reading program began in October, 2003 and aims to improve the literacy skills of children. RSVP volunteers visit elementary schools classrooms with their own pets students take turns reading to the animal. Research shows that children with poor reading skills and low self-esteem are often more willing to interact with an animal than with another person. It has proven to be a motivator for children who are reluctant to practice reading with an adult. This program is also available to non-RSVP volunteers who have a Certified Pet Therapy dog.
    • 1519 Water Street, Stevens Point, WI,
    • Julie Rekowski, RSVP Intergenerational Coordinator
    • 715-346-1401
    • rekowskij[at]co.portage.wi.us
  6. Danceworks Intergenerational Multi-Arts Program (IMAP)
    Intergenerational Multi-Arts Program (IMAP) brings together students from Milwaukee schools and older adults from assisted living and adult day programs. The focus is to build community between intergenerational groups through the creative arts. The IMAP curriculum approaches intergenerational relationship-building from the theory that communities that share traditions and communicate through positive creative expression will be stronger and more connected.
    • 1661 N. Water Street, Milwaukee, WI,
    • Rachel Payden
    • 414-277-8480 x 6012
    • rpayden[at]danceworksmke.org.
  7. RSVP Portage County PAWS
    RSVP Reading Tutor program began in 1998 as a national initiative to ensure that every child reads well and independently by the end of third grade. Since the beginning, volunteers have been reading with first and second grade children in various schools. Most volunteers read with children for 90 minutes once a week. The attention of a caring volunteer results in students not only improving their reading scores on standardized tests, but also increasing their self-esteem as they become more confident readers.
    • 1519 Water Street, Stevens Point, WI,
    • Julie Rekowski, RSVP Intergenerational Coordinator
    • 715-346-1401
    • rekowskij[at]co.portage.wi.us
  8. RSVP Waukesha County Intergenerational Folk Art Fair
    The Tutoring Program is a partnership between RSVP and Milwaukee Public Schools. It is a volunteer driven tutoring program designed to improve the academic performance of MPS students. RSVP Members can take the role of recruiting, training, supporting and recognizing fellow volunteers in addition to tutoring. By working together, RSVP Members build a community of volunteers committed to help our local students succeed.
    • 210 NW Barstow Street, Suite 101, Waukesha, WI,
    • Karen Aronson
    • 262-522-2403
    • sueg[at]interfaithwaukesha.org
  9. Interfaith Older Adult Programs-MPS Tutoring
    RSVP Kenosha mentoring program places RSVP volunteers in elementary and middle schools. They serve as role models and spend time once a week with their mentees in the classroom
    • 600 W. Virginia St., 3rd Floor, Milwaukee, WI,
    • Darlene Coleman
    • 414-220-8653
  10. RSVP Rock County Folk Fairs
    St. Ann Center for Intergenerational Care provides community-based health and educational services for children and frail adults, and serves as a resource and support for caregivers. The goal is to form a community of people from all walks of life, all ages, and all abilities that love, honor, and respect each other. Our intergenerational program forms partnerships between children's classrooms and adult unites by schedule at least three small group experiences per day such as paling instruments, singing, painting, ceramics, swimming, exercise, cooking, eating snacks and meals together, storytelling, and visiting. Facility wide events like the monthly intergenerational birthday party occur in the atrium. In addition to the pre-school program, they have a buddy program that pairs central city teens with adult clients.
    • 2433 S. Riverside Drive, Beloit, WI,
    • Annie Hyma, Intergenerational Coordinator/Activity Director
    • 608-362-9593
    • RSVP[at]rsvp-rock.org
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