Replication Guide: Intergenerational Tutoring and Mentoring

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Jefferson Area Board for Aging (JABA)
Charlottesville, VA

Use this to create an intergenerational program tutoring elementary-aged students.

This What’s Working Replication Guide shows how you can tap volunteers to promote intergenerational interactions within the community that encourage healthy aging.

Friends in Schools Helping (FISH) is an intergenerational tutoring and informal mentoring program for elementary-aged students who are academically “at risk” or economically disadvantaged. It is designed to help close the achievement gap, was created by JABA and is coordinated by an all-volunteer team of adults aged 50+.

This program is one of 13 honored by The Aging Network’s Volunteer Collaborative for providing, in response to the 2012 Call for What’s Working, exceptional tips on how to build a strong volunteer program.

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