Why We Do It
Empowering the Ages strengthens social-emotional well-being, provides life skills, and creates connections across generations to provide older and younger people with a sense of belonging and purpose.
We work in the Greater Washington DC area in the critical spaces of school readiness, civic engagement, and workforce development through developing mutually beneficial connections between children, youth, families, and older adults.
Communities where people from all generations contribute to each other’s well-being, feel connected and are valued for their unique skills and perspectives.
Goals (Strategic Plan 2023-2025)
GOAL 1. Children/youth and their families will have new opportunities to engage with volunteers aged 50 and older through school engagement, civic engagement, and workforce development programming.
GOAL 2. Individuals aged 50 and older will have new volunteer opportunities to use their knowledge and skills to support children/youth and their families in the community.
GOAL 3. Educate individuals, organizations, and government on the critical importance of utilizing an intergenerational strategy to solve community challenges.
GOAL 4. ETA will be well-funded and function organizationally with the highest standards of skill, transparency, and accountability.