Title InterGen - International, Intergenerational Mentoring
Project Number UK/10/LLP-LdV/TOI-317
Project Type Transfer of Innovation
Country UK-United Kingdom
Marketing Text InterGen has created, tested and published new training resources to support Intergenerational Mentoring: one-to-one sessions where older people spent time with children who need support.
The project was based around two successful Lifelong Learning projects which together provided key insights into the work, and a fully tested methodology for delivering it.
We analysed the success of the previous work, and created new "Train The Trainers" material which will allow for fast, effective replication. InterGen has directly created new mentoring sessions as part of the project's development - so immediate benefits were achieved.
Intergenerational mentoring offers benefits for everyone:
• Older people find useful activity and interest by actively supporting others
• Children find a new role model and support from an adult outside their family
• Families obtain the support of a non-judgemental person
• Educators, social workers and schools welcome the additional resources
The partnership has a great deal of experience in working with older people, disadvantaged children and families. We have used our expertise as trainers and designers to create practical material that has provided valuable new activities which was directly during the project, and is now fully accessible to others.
Access for disadvantaged
program or curricula
Product information The products are: new “InterGen” groups in each partner country, with published new networks of interested organisations and people; a Train the Trainers handbook - 'The Project Toolkit' and supporting material,a handbook for helping mentors - 'A companion to your mentoring experience', in print and on the web; new documentation about the project and its benefits.