Thank you to all who voted in the Gen2Gen Encore Prize. While voting is now closed, we encourage you to check out the 24 semi-finalists, all of whom suggest new and innovative ways to bring the generations together.
Click on any of them to learn more, offer assistance, and donate. Your support is most appreciated!
CONGRATULATIONS to COMMON UNITY!
Common Unity, the top vote-getter, wins $10,000 and becomes one of five finalists for the $50,000 grand prize!
On Monday, Oct. 1, Encore.org will name the other four finalists. And on Nov. 14, the five finalists will pitch their ideas in front of a live audience in Los Angeles, and Encore.org will announce the $50,000 winner. The event will be broadcast on Facebook Live.
Using a Native arts apprenticeship program to connect Elders with youth for strengthening identity
Bringing older adults and elementary-age children together through a shared love of gardening
Ben Franklin Circles (92nd Street Y)
Transforming lives and communities through intergenerational discussion groups
Sharing stories about “What Home Means” to help youth cope with the trauma of homelessness
AlaQuest Collaborative for Education
Teaching youth social and emotional skills to support academics and improve school culture
Grades of Green
Instilling environmental values and leadership skills in students through campaigns and activities
Intergenerational School of Artificial Intelligence
Creating a school where older and younger people prepare for AI jobs together
Hands-on, out-of-school educational STEM programs to expand the curiosity of students in grades 2-12
Harnessing the power of storytelling and performance to connect generations and ensure all are heard
the Service Board
Hosting free community dinner clubs to connect youth and elders around the power of food and stories
Our Youth Scientists, NAACP and Equity Consulting
Empowering youth and older adults to advocate together for a just and equitable environment
Cornelius Library Foundation
New Learning & Community Gathering Center will revolutionize how libraries serve the public.
Connecting people 50+ with youth to encourage and support their aspirations beyond high school
Nuns & Nones
A network of Sisters & spiritually diverse millennials, working together to build a more just world
Read To Me International Foundation
Tapping older volunteers to help incarcerated moms publish their stories as gifts to their children
Engaging youth to tutor older adults in nonviolent Esports to gain college and resume experience
eMentoring to build literacy and realize the potential of grade 3-5 students in low-income schools
Fostering Hope Foundation
Engaging older adults to help youth in foster families heal from trauma and prepare for adult life
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