Volume 16 | Issue 25 | June 23, 2021
Generations This Week
News for Advocates of Children, Youth and Older Adults from Generations United
Generations United's Virtual Intergenerational Conference
What a Success: Generations United's Virtual Conference!
After planning, registering, and sweet anticipation, Generations United's first virtual conference came—and went—too soon. Our special thanks to all the members of the conference planning committee. To our attendees, awardees, sponsors, speakers, board members, and volunteers, we thank you for your enthusiasm and support. For those who could not attend, we missed you and wanted to share some of our favorite moments with you. Check out the recap for Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday. For the first time ever, we invited attendees to participate in a community poem led by our Communications Specialist Alan King. You can read the poem here.

Once again, thank you for making Generations United's Virtual Conference the best ever!
Generations United Recognizes Quality Intergenerational Programs
Do you or your community have a program that is effectively creating meaningful connections across generations? Generations United invites you to apply to be selected as a Program of Distinction, the U.S. benchmark for high-quality, high-impact intergenerational programs. The designation is the only of its kind, as it aims to recognize excellence while celebrating the rich diversity among intergenerational programs. The deadline to apply is July 15, 2021See additional information or contact Sheri Steinig.
Cool Idea

Each week, we'll be highlighting a program from our resource, Staying Connected While Staying Apart: Intergenerational Programs and the COVID-19 Pandemic. Next up is TimeOut@UCLA.

This student-run respite program in Los Angeles, CA, gives older adults the opportunity to mentor college students while giving their caregivers a much-needed break. The program moved online and consists of 60-minute weekly video calls during which students and older adults have one-on-one conversations and engage in mentally stimulating activities. Learn more.
Got something cool you tried that was successful? Why not tweet your cool intergenerational ideas to #cooligideas. You can also post them to our Intergenerational Connections Facebook Group. We want to highlight innovative age-optimized programs and practices through our blog, social media and weekly e-newsletter! Share the inspiration.
A Huge Thanks to Our Members and Supporters
We thank our new member, Innovative Solutions for Disadvantage & Disability, for their contribution. Generations United was thrilled to honor them at our recent virtual conference after they received our 2021 Brookdale Foundation Grandfamilies Award. Donate to help us unleash the potential of an "age-amped" society. If you're an organization, join us!
Tweet of the Week
The Metallica Blacklist Album
Miley Cyrus and Elton John's cover of "Nothing Else Matters" will be among the massive collection of covers to appear on The Metallica Blacklist album. This project boasts contributions from over 50 artists. On the recording, Cyrus and John are joined by Metallica’s Robert Trujillo, Red Hot Chili Peppers’ Chad Smith, and Yo-Yo Ma. Learn more.

Culture United highlights films, books, music, and TV shows with an intergenerational theme. Do you have any suggestions? Share them with us, and we'll share in the weeks and months to come. We welcome responses or reactions. We'll possibly feature them on our blog. See disclaimer.
Think Intergenerational - Funding Opportunities
Grants for Organizations to Lead Coalitions to Engage Youth on Days of Service in 2021-2022. Youth Service America is offering grants of up to $8,000, depending on the number of youth volunteers engaged. The YSA Lead Agency Grants will support meaningful youth volunteerism and civic participation on days of service. Grants are made possible through funding from Charles Stewart Mott Foundation and AmeriCorps. Deadline: June 25, 2021. Learn more.

Andrew W. Mellon Foundation: Call for Proposals to Community-Based Archives. Grants, ranging from $50,000 to $100,000, will fund one or more of the following areas of need: operational costs, including general support for staff, space, and utilities; collections care, including the acquisition of new materials, physical and digital storage fees, and access and preservation efforts; programming activities, including events, exhibitions, and publications; and activation and advocacy efforts, including resident community activist/archivist positions, ethical preservation of social media, and increased community use of the archive. Registration deadline: June 25, 2021. Application Deadline: July 2, 2021. Learn more.

If you have—or know of—any intergenerational funding opportunities, please send them to gu@gu.org.
Think Intergenerational - Great Resources
Research & Resources
New Intergenerational Resources. This latest set of free resources, developed by Generations United with support from RRF-Foundation for Aging, aims to strengthen and expand intergenerational programs. The new publications—Making the Case for Intergenerational Programs, Fact Sheet: Intergenerational Programs Benefit Everyone, and Staying Connected While Staying Apart: Intergenerational Programs & the COVID-19 Pandemic—support the growing field of practice by increasing the knowledge and skills of people working to connect and support older adults, children, and youth. Learn more.

Fact sheet: Intergenerational Shared Sites includes updated information about these important program models and what we know about their impact. Learn more.

Federal Funding Opportunities for Intergenerational Shared Sites Chart is designed to share some federal funding sources that include—or could include—support for intergenerational shared sites. Learn more.

Generations United's 2020 State of Grandfamilies Report—Facing a Pandemic: Grandfamilies Living Together During COVID-19 and Thriving BeyondGrandfamily caregivers are the first line of defense for children during the pandemic, having stepped in when parents cannot raise them for many reasons, including cases where children's parents have died from the COVID-19 virus. Download the full report, watch Senator Sherrod Brown's award acceptance speech, and listen to stories of grandfamilies impacted by COVID-19. Learn more.

Staying Healthy Across Generations: Vaccines are Essential for All Ages. Generations United's new infographic illustrates that vaccines aren't just for kids-they protect all generations- especially in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. Staying up to date on vaccines for the flu, pneumonia and whooping cough is important to protect both older adults and children. Check it out.
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"Wherever there are beginners and experts, old and young, there is some kind of learning going on, some kind of teaching. We are all pupils and we are all teachers."~Gilbert Highet, the late Scottish American classicist, intellectual critic, and literary historian.
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