When grandparents enter the world of their grandchildren at school, there are positive, measurable outcomes for families and schools!
- Intergenerational connections are good for everyone’s mental health, including improved academic performance and social skills for students
- Grandparents can provide a support network for students and parents
- Grandparents volunteer and often support their grandchild’s education
The Grandparent-Grandchild Connection Workshops
Module 1: Intergenerational Sharing Fun
Music! Headlines! Technology! Grandparents and grandchildren can pull out their smart phones (or use school provided Chromebooks) to give each other a taste of the music, headlines and technology that define their generation.
Module 2: The Secret to Entering your Grandchild’s World
At the end of this session, grandparents will know what their grandchildren are studying in school, how to use the school website, all about extracurricular activities, clubs, typical social and emotional developmental stages and more.
Module 3: The Power of Stories to Connect
This interactive workshop uses storytelling to connect grandparents and grandchildren. Stories can inspire bonding around “shared” first experiences—a first day of school, a first crush–and shed light on each other’s day to day lives.
Module 4: How to Create a Culture of Sharing
Learn how to create a culture of respect and sharing in the family and how to translate values into activities that families can enjoy together.
Modules 1, 3 and 4 are for grandparents and grandchildren to enjoy together. Module 2 is for grandparents only. Parents welcome. Sessions also can be Livestreamed.
STEP-BY-STEP KITS DESIGNED WITH GRANDPARENTS AND SCHOOL ADMINISTRATORS IN MIND
Complete guide to setting up a grandparent program at your grandchild’s school. Unleash your creativity to focus your skills and passion to bring your family closer across the generations.
For Grandparents you’ll find sample letters, conversation starters, sales kits and more.
This kit works for Administrators, too, with program ideas, sample evaluation questions and draft press releases to better connect with your school and broader community.
Ideas for Grandparents and Religious School Administrators (works for any denomination) to connect grandparents to grandchildren to share and transmit values from generation to generation.