Bridging Generations matches second through sixth grade classes with facilities for monthly visits during the school year. The students and elders participate together in activities such as arts and crafts, life histories and other projects related to the school's curriculum. Over the year, youth and elders develop friendships, providing a very gratifying experience for all involved.
Marin County Schools Currently Participating:
Mark Day School - Visiting Aldersly in San Rafael
Olive Elementary - Visiting Atria Senior Living in Novato
Brandeis Marin - Visiting at Drake Terrace in San Rafael
The Cove School - VIsiting at Ageis in Corte Madera
Greenwood School - Visiting at Bello Gardens in San Anselmo (home of Juanita the Duck)
Star Academy - Visiting at Alma Via in San Rafael
Saint Rafael School - Visiting at WindChime in Kentfield
May 17, 2017 was the last visit of the school year for Bridging Generations students from Star Academy and Alma Via residents. Star Academy in San Rafael is a special education school for students with learning disabilities. You can't believe how well it has worked this year. So much so that these same students will be back next year even though they will be a grade higher. Their teacher said one girl even cried if the resident she visited was too sick to come out when they visited. Sometimes we get so bogged down in our daily lives that we forget how much LITA means to so many.