ERIC Number: ED473669
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2002-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
How to Start Intergenerational Programs in Communities.
This document is designed for use by community organizers in creating, developing and maintaining an intergenerational program. Starting with a brief overview of the Maryland Intergenerational Coalition, the document describes (in short, bulleted entries) the activities and accomplishments of various intergenerational programs in Maryland, such as Ready at Five. Several definitions of what constitutes an intergenerational program and the benefits to youth and seniors follow. Next are listed these 10 categories of intergenerational programs: youth serving frail elders; oral history projects; pen pal exchange; partnerships with active senior adults; elders in service to youth; intergenerational child care; co-located programs; intergenerational discussion programs; one-time events; and mentoring programs. The latter category is more fully described in a later section, including how to start a mentoring program, orientation training, volunteer job description, and the relationship to faith-based initiatives. Following that is a checklist for developing intergenerational partnerships; a list of considerations and cautions; and programming elements. Very brief descriptions of fourteen model programs are next listed. Following that is a section on measurement of program outcomes, including evaluation process planning, development and data collection. Next, methods of finding both human and financial support are described along with a list of grant opportunities. Finally, lists of materials for purchase, intergenerational web sites, and the membership of the Maryland Intergenerational Coalition are included. (AJ)
Descriptors: At Risk Persons, Church Role, Churches, Community Programs, Cooperative Programs, Coordination, Delivery Systems, Demonstration Programs, Early Childhood Education, Elementary Secondary Education, Family Literacy, Fund Raising, Government Role, Grants, Intergenerational Programs, Lifelong Learning, Mentors, Nonprofit Organizations, Older Adults, Orientation Materials, Partnerships in Education, Program Development, Program Effectiveness, Program Guides, Program Implementation, Public Agencies, Public Relations, Religious Organizations, Resource Materials, School Community Programs, Stakeholders, Strategic Planning, Training Methods, Tutors, Urban Youth, Voluntary Agencies, Volunteer Training, Volunteers
For full text: http://www.readyatfive.org/images/pdfs/coalition manual.pdf.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Church Community Relationship; Community Action Agencies; Maryland
Note: Written by VMAssociates, Inc., Windsor Mill, MD and produced by the Ready At Five Partnership. Produced by Maryland Intergenerational Coalition. Supported by Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation.