Makua Mentors partners older adults in community senior homes together with mentors and students.
Makua Mentors partners older adults in community senior homes together with mentors and students at least twice a month, creating a space for intergenerational mentorship. Intergenerational mentorship benefits all participants by breaking down barriers between generations, giving participants a sense of value and purpose, transmitting wisdom from more experienced individuals to younger generations, and helping youth build a sense of identity.
TRAINING & PROGRAM
Mentors receive C.A.K.E. training as a team. Once mentors complete training, they are matched with students at a middle school partnership. Mentors and middle school students meet one-to-one, once a week for the remainder of the school year. Activities and locations of mentorship are left up to the creativity of the mentors. Pairs also visit a senior home twice a month as a team and engage in activities together that foster intergenerational friendship and rapport.