Our Partners & Sponsors

Mentor Up is working with organizations and companies across the country to support programs that create new ways for younger and older generations to connect and help one another. Some of these programs already exist. Others are being created by young people who want to make a difference. Interested in being a partner or sponsor?

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PARTNERS

4-H

4-H

National 4-H Council’s mission is to increase investment and participation in high-quality 4-H positive youth development programs around the world. In collaboration with Mentor Up, National 4-H Council is expanding the 4-H Tech Wizards program to other states. The Tech Wizards model helps youth design and offer courses to help people 50 and older better understand today’s technology and how to use it to connect with loved ones, community activities and job opportunities.

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DoSomething.org

DoSomething.org

DoSomething.org is one of the country’s largest organizations for young people and social change. Their 2.5 million members tackle campaigns that impact every cause, from poverty, to violence, to the environment to literally everything else. Any cause, anytime, anywhere. In Fall 2013, Mentor Up and DoSomething.org launched Grandparents Gone wired – a campaign that engages young people nationwide to teach older adults how to use and benefit from technology in their everyday lives. In early 2014, Mentor Up and DoSomething.org also launched Love Letters – a campaign focused around Valentine’s Day where young people send a little bit of love to older people in their community with valentine’s cards.

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Facebook

Facebook

Facebook’s mission is to give people the power to share and make the world more open and connected. Facebook and Mentor Up are working together to help keep generations safe and secure when going online to share and connect. Mentor Up and Facebook developed a social media safety guide for young people to teach older people how to stay safe online and control the information they share using social media.

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Generations United

Generations United

For nearly three decades, Generations United has been the catalyst for stimulating cooperation and collaboration among generations, evoking the vibrancy, energy and sheer productivity that result when people of all ages come together. Together, Generations United and Mentor Up are providing technical assistance, resources and "jump start" funding to support youth-led intergenerational programs that benefit vulnerable adults aged 50 or over in their communities or beyond. The youth-led projects provide services to or work in collaboration with older adults while building strong, healthy intergenerational communities.

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The Intergenerational Center at Temple University

The Intergenerational Center at Temple University

The Intergenerational Center at Temple University strengthens communities by bringing generations together to address critical concerns and create opportunities for lifelong civic engagement. Through the Center’s Time Out program, trained college students provide companionship and support to older adults, giving their family caregivers a break. Mentor Up is working with the Center to bring Time Out to other universities and their communities.

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The Magic Johnson Foundation

The Magic Johnson Foundation

The Magic Johnson Foundation works to support community-based organizations that address the educational, health and social needs of ethnically diverse, urban communities. In collaboration with Mentor Up, Magic Johnson Foundation is creating intergenerational programs – from technology education to fitness activities – for young people to engage with older adults at Magic Johnson Foundation Empowerment Centers.

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All For Good

All For Good

All for Good is a hub for volunteerism and community service on the Internet, and a service of Points of Light. We envision the site as a meeting place for organizations and individuals, providing a communal platform that allows people to see where change is needed, and makes it easy for them to engage. Powered by the largest online database of volunteer opportunities, All for Good is connecting Americans with nonprofits both large and small.

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Cyber- Seniors

Cyber- Seniors

Cyber- Seniors, a humorous and heartwarming documentary feature, displays the journey of a group of older adults as they discover the world of the Internet with the help of their tech-savvy youth mentors. The film offers a look at the obstacles that the older adults face and their many accomplishments when crossing the digital divide. Event based theatrical distribution company Area23a and filmmakers Best Part Inc. have joined forces with Mentor Up to hold an important nationwide impact tour throughout summer and fall 2014. In addition to the tour, Cyber-Seniors is uniting with AARP Foundation through its Mentor Up program and other affinity groups to provide older adults with the tools that they need to stay connected with a downloadable handbook for trainers and trainees.

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