Gen2Gen Boston is part of a national campaign, powered by Encore.org, to mobilize one million adults 50+ to work in youth organizations and schools to help young people thrive.
Learn more about the national campaign here.
In Massachusetts, we partner with youth-serving organizations to help
them increase the number of people over 50 in their workplaces.
Click our partner logos to check out available opportunities
Click the web address at the bottom for info about the organization
BIG BROTHERS BIG SISTERS
Mentoring children in elementary
through high school.
ROLE: Help children with homework,
play & other activities.
Empowering students to find their
voices & tell their stories.
ROLE: Help children in the Boston schools
develop a passion for writing.
Helping all students discover
& achieve their dreams.
ROLE: Lead apprenticeship & writing programs for middle school students.
BOSTON DEBATE LEAGUE
Developing critical thinkers ready for
college, career & the wider world.
ROLE: Serve as volunteer debate judges
& help manage tournaments.
BOSTON PARTNERS IN EDUCATION
Providing focused, individualized,
in-school support for BPS students.
ROLE: Serve as mentors to help students
gain skills, self-confidence & motivation.
Empowering young people to be
engaged & effective citizens.
ROLE: Give feedback & advice to students
about their civic action projects.
Improving the literacy skills of
children through grade 3.
ROLE: Read with & mentor children
in grades K – 3.
GIRL SCOUTS OF EASTERN MA
Building girls of courage,
confidence & character.
ROLE: Mentor high school girls through
Gold Badge projects.
Providing quality early learning
for pre-school children.
ROLE: Help kids with language, literacy
& socio-emotional learning.
Providing safe & healthy play during
recess for elementary students.
ROLE: Model games and create an
inclusive environment through play.
Supporting academic achievement
ROLE: Mentor & coach students in need
of academic support.
BIG SISTERS ASSOCIATION
Mentoring girls in nurturing,
ROLE: Mentor girls in school, workplace, community and other settings.
OF CHILDREN & FAMILIES
Protecting at-risk children & families
ROLE: Assist social & caseworkers
with administrative tasks.
Connecting young adults who need opportunity with companies who need talent.
ROLES: Advisors, mentors, guest speakers.
Connecting classrooms & courtrooms to teach the value of justice & civic responsibility.
ROLES: Mock trials, courthouse tours.
Closing the achievement gap by preparing all students for college readiness.
ROLE: Classroom volunteers, tutors & mentors.
ASCENTRIA CARE ALLIANCE
Strengthening communities by empowering people to respond to life's challenges.
ROLE: Mentors & advisors.
Tackling housing affordability & aging in place through intergenerational homesharing.
ROLE: Rent extra space in your home for extra money and help with chores.
Other Opportunities to Work with Kids
In addition to our local Gen2Gen partners, there are many other organizations in our area that offer ways to support children and youth. And some of these don't require you to leave your home.
Click the buttons below to learn more.