ERIC Number: ED349095
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1990
Reference Count: N/A
The Agelink Project Replication Manual: An Intergenerational School-Age Child-Care Program.
Crites, Marsha; And Others
Chapter 1 of this document introduces AgeLink, a 5-year model intergenerational child care project for school-age children. The project implemented after-school services that linked children with volunteer older adults in 17 western North Carolina counties. Ten sites participated in the project between 1984 and 1989, and 11 sites currently have children enrolled in the program. The report consists of five chapters. Chapter 1 provides an introduction and overview of the project. Chapter 2 lists activities necessary to the implementation of an AgeLink program. These include conducting a needs assessment, developing a budget, forming an advisory committee, formulating policies and fees, and publicizing the program. The recruitment, screening, training, support, and management of volunteers is considered in Chapter 3. Chapter 4 offers guidelines to AgeLink trainers for training project volunteers. A training manual that can be used in a two-session training program is provided. Chapter 5 discusses evaluation of the project. Appendices include: (1) suggested projects, games, and songs to be used by volunteers and children; (2) a list of household items that can be used by children; (3) a list of children's books about intergenerational relationships; (4) the results of a statistical analysis of the AgeLink program; and (5) a description of an intergenerational after-school program for young adolescents. (BC)
Descriptors: After School Programs, Elementary Education, Elementary School Students, Intergenerational Programs, Older Adults, Program Descriptions, Program Evaluation, Program Implementation, School Age Day Care, Volunteer Training, Volunteers
Human Resources Division, Center for Improving Mountain Living, Western Carolina University, Cullowhee, NC 28723 (free).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Administration on Aging (DHHS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: North Carolina