Bridges Program Curricula Suite unites older adults and children in their communities for shared experiences and cooperative learning.
Adults (generally aged 60+) volunteer in a classroom, library or community center once a week for several weeks. Under the guidance of the teacher or trained staff, the volunteers work in pairs to facilitate small groups of students for meaningful discussion and fun activities.
The Bridges Program Curricula Suite includes four programs for preschoolers through high schoolers that support the Common Core standards.
Over the past 25 years, nearly 15,000 members of bookend generations have been impacted by Bridges.
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