Full Circle Youth & Senior Mentoring Program
This journey can pose challenges, however, our intergenerational program creates new positive relationships with youth and children with seniors citizens. Seniors tend to be isolated. This program seeks to increase senior citizens’ sense of purpose, leading to greater self-esteem and increased the quality of life. Spending time tutoring and mentoring youth provides seniors with an opportunity to transfer knowledge, skills, and values to the next generation.
Children and youth also benefit from increased self-esteem, knowledge, and skills. By spending time in a positive relationship with a senior citizen, the younger generation gains a better understanding of the process of aging. They may also find older adults to be supportive role models, which may lead to an increase in the youths’ motivation to learn, leadership skills, and communication skills.