The highly successful annual Intergeneration Day worldwide, started in the year 2000, is expanding to a month to allow more time to schedule intergeneration events. Intergeneration Month is celebrated every October.
Join in planning an event to intentionally connect generations this October, and every October. Send us your plan, and we'll list it online! email us
The Intergenerational Self People who know about their family histories have the most self confidence, have a strong sense of control over their lives and believe their families function successfully.
Dr. Duke and Dr. Fivush of Emory University have found that children who have the most self confidence have what they call a strong "intergenerational self". The educators developed a measure called the "Do You Know Scale" that asks children to answer 20 yes or no questions.
The “Do You Know Scale” turned out to be the best single predictor of children’s emotional health and happiness. Leaders in other fields found similar results in studies of adult individuals, families, organizations and the military. Management experts say successful human enterprises of any kind seek to capture a core identity. -answer the questions-
FLASH: 43 States Celebrate Intergeneration Day/Month!
Intergeneration Day/Month has been proclaimed a statewide event in Puerto Rico and
43 states. We are contacting other state governors to request their support in the process of making IG Month a national event.
FLASH: American Library Association passed a resolution promoting the intergeneration celebration. The ALA endorsement cited factors emphasizing the importance of age-integrated communities where the strengths of one generation meet the needs of another. Many local library associations are participating.
FLASH: American Association of Museums, with 21,000 individual and institutional members, issued a ringing endorsement. Ford W. Bell, AAM President, issued the endorsement, proclaiming Intergeneration Day/Week has done “yeoman work in bridging a nagging rent in our social fabric… the segregation of generations.” Visit www.aam-us.org.
43 States Have Now Proclaimed the Event!
Contact Cydney Campbell, ExecutiveDirector with pictures and stories of your intergeneration celebrations, large or small. We'd love to post them on our website!
Free Online Intergeneration Month Packets: Download your free, printable materials packet -click here-
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