Age Exchange uses senior citizens as tutors/mentors who work with younger school aged children who need help being successful in school. Some of the volunteers are retired teachers.
This intergenerational program provides the opportunity for children to experience individualized attention from an understanding adult.
The Program Goals include:
Structured group activities
Individual help with homework
Arts, crafts, and interactive fun
A nutritious snack
Learning respect and manners
To the world you may only be one person,
but to one person you may be the world!
Love, Learn, Laugh
There are many reasons for developing a program for these two diverse age groups:
To increase awareness and appreciation of each others attributes.
To improve the quality of life for all participants by creating mutually beneficial opportunities for younger people to interact.
To encourage self esteem.
To encourage the development of good physical, mental, and emotional health of the participants.
To encourage life-long learning developing the natural curiosity and eagerness to learn of both age groups.
Becoming an Age Exchange volunteer is a rewarding experience that brings generations together.
Age Exchange gives each child the opportunity to make new friends and build relationships with caring adult mentors