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We are Delaware's resource for mentoring and for other intergenerational programs.
Our Mission seeks to help children and adults build purposeful, fulfilling and self-directed lives.
Connecting Generations is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. We were founded in 1990 by retired DuPont executive Robert Kasey as Creative Grandparents. As our programs evolved, the Board decided to change the name of the organization from Creative Grandparenting to Connecting Generations to more accurately describe the mission and function of our programs. Connecting Generations currently offers three major programs:
Creative Mentoring offers the only statewide, free mentor training program. The training is available to any adult interested in mentoring youth in Delaware. The Creative Mentoring Program is supporting more than 80 site-based mentoring programs throughout the state by providing application processing and standardized mentoring materials to make coordination of the mentoring program easier. The Creative Mentoring Program also partners with High School Mentoring programs, where high school students are trained and then mentor younger elementary students in their community. There are more than 1,000 adult and high school mentors currently mentoring in Creative Mentoring Partner Programs.
Seasons of Respect offers an in-class workshop series designed for fifth grade students. Led by a Seasons of Respect facilitator, workshops offer interactive experiences where children creatively learn how to behave with respect toward peers and others, helping them to be able to take advantage of many opportunities that can help them become confident, caring, contributing citizens. Initially piloted in 2006, this growing program is now in 30 public schools in Delaware with over 100 classes scheduled in 2010. Seasons of Respect was developed in concert with the Positive Behavior Support Project of the University of Delaware and the Attorney General’s Bully Prevention Program.