We are the volunteers, organizers, families, community partners, and general supporters of the Intergenerational Literacy Program!
A partnership between the FriendshipWorks Allston/Brighton Neighborhood Office and the Presentation School Foundation Community Center, the Intergenerational Literacy Program (ILP) brings together elder volunteers and elementary-aged students for literacy learning! Together, our younger and older participants engage in literacy activities (reading together and writing reflections in journals) and creative/artistic activities.
Many students in our local community do not have older adults in their lives with whom to build relationships. By participating in this program, the older adult volunteers help make an impact on each student's life, not only related to literacy, but also in helping the students build more positive views of older adults and of aging in general. New friendships are also forged between the volunteers, therein addressing the heart of the FriendshipWorks mission -- preventing social isolation for older adults.
We hope that you will join us on May 19th as we walk together, or lend your support through a donation to our team! Thank you!