CREATE A CULTURE OF TEACHING AND LEARNING IN THE FAMILY

Grandparenting can be one of the most fulfilling experiences of YOUR life. And you can provide your grandkids with one of the most important experiences of THEIR lives.

Grandparents! Write Your Stories.

Join the other 400 grandparents from 22 states and two countries who have signed up for Grandparents, Write Your Stories, presented in partnership with JCC Chicago. The next round starts Memorial Day! Sign up and you will receive a writing prompt twice a week for six weeks. Set your timer for 10 minutes and GO! From “In my day, if I had a quarter, I would…” to the time you were the most scared and so much in between, these prompts will have you writing tales to help your grandchildren enter your world! There’s no right or wrong way to write…there’s only YOU!

Virtual improv for grandparents

GET CLOSER WITH YOUR GRANDCHILDREN WITH IMPROV!

The Nursery/Maydays are happy to partner with Grandparents Unleashed to offer this four-week virtual class to get grandparents and grandchildren in different locations relating and playing together in a brand new way. Through the storytelling and games that you’ll learn with us, your intergenerational family will discover new ways to connect (and laugh!) with one another. No theater experience needed! Starts June 5.

GRANDPARENT-GRANDCHILD CONNECTION SCHOOL PROGRAM CURRICULUM

Grandparents are one of the biggest untapped resources to support student success in schools. Take a look at this four-part curriculum, including step-by-step details on hosting four workshops at your school: How to Enter Your Grandchild’s World at School, Intergenerational Sharing Fun, Storytelling, and Creating a Culture of Sharing in the Family.

About Jerry Witkovsky
Lifelong Chicagoan Jerry Witkovsky (MSW, University of Illinois) has been a beloved mentor to thousands of individuals and generations of families, thanks to 47 years of professional leadership – 18 of them, as General Director – of Chicago’s Jewish Community Centers.

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What Sparks Your Core Values?

Poetry and Other Reflections on Summer Camp This article was written for Grand Magazine. Read the original (and subscribe to the magazine) here: GRAND Magazine – Summer 2021 [36] (nxtbook.com)   Nothing like aging to spawn reveries on the meaning of life. Don’t get me wrong, I am so grateful to be here, spending time…

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Grandparents! Write Your Stories.

My granddaughter Jessica was the one who inspired me to write my stories. “What was life like when you were a boy, Grandpa Jerry?” she started asking me last year. “What were some favorite games you played with your friends? What did you spend your allowance on? What were your parents and grandparents like?” As…

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