This Cogenerational Pair Calls for ‘Radical Inclusion’ of Youth

This Cogenerational Pair Calls for ‘Radical Inclusion’ of Youth

I was thrilled when I heard about the new book, Why Aren’t We Doing This! Collaborating with Minors in Major Ways, written by Denise Webb, age 20, and Wendy Schaetzel Lesko, age 73, (both pictured above) and published by Youth Infusion, a clearinghouse co-founded by...

Music Is Having a Moment — And It’s a Cogenerational One.

Music Is Having a Moment — And It’s a Cogenerational One.

Sunday’s show featured three big moments reminding us that music can be a bridge not only across race, culture, and genre, but also age. Tracy Chapman & Luke Combs. Much attention, rightfully, has gone to the duet between Tracy Chapman, who turns 60 next month,...

A New Chapter for the Encore Fellowships Program

A New Chapter for the Encore Fellowships Program

We’re excited to share the news that the Encore Fellowships program has moved to The Fedcap Group, a new home with the capacity, networks and drive to help the groundbreaking program expand dramatically.  Got questions? We’ve got answers. What’s The Fedcap Group? The...

Overheard on Text: Communicating to Build Trust

Overheard on Text: Communicating to Build Trust

As colleagues from different generations (x/millennial), we’ve been leading talks and workshops sharing our insights about working across generations – what we call “cogeneration.” As we plan, we’re usually texting furiously, sharing ideas and reflections. So we...

Co-generate! Livestream Unlocks Potential of Intergenerational Collaboration

By Sarah McKinney Gibson | Jul 14, 2021

On June 23, more than 4,000 people tuned in to watch the Co-generate! Livestream, a 2-hour virtual event for younger and older changemakers eager to bust out of our respective age silos and work together for a better future.

You can watch it below, and click “SHOW MORE” under the video to find time stamps and shortcuts to inspiring cameos, incredible musical performances and thought-provoking fireside conversations between:

  • Sian-Pierre Regis (Director, Duty Free) & Chip Conley (Modern Elder Academy)
  • Krista Tippett (On Being Studios) & Rev. Jen Bailey (Faith Matters Network)
  • Andrew Ahn (Director, Driveways) & Lucas Jaye (Actor, Driveways)
  • Angela Glover Blackwell (PolicyLink) & Eric Liu (Citizen University)

The opening collaboration between two jazz greats from different generations — Justin Kauflin and John Clayton — is sure to get your head bopping. And stunning performances by Mumu Fresh and MILCK will stay with you.

It’s time to tell a new story about the power of younger and older changemakers to bridge divides and solve critical problems, like racial inequality, climate change, and social isolation, just to name a few. We hope these segments are a step in the right direction!

If you’re hungry for more ideas, examples and inspiration, check out these 15 short videos created by our first group of Gen2Gen Innovation Fellows.