Unlocking the potential of older adult volunteers: The intergenerational leadership institute model as a resource for bolstering extension

Matthew Kaplan, Heather Greenwood-Junkermeier, Leah Bradley

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Abstract

The Intergenerational Leadership Institute (ILI) is a yearlong certificate training program developed by Pennsylvania State University for older adults (55-plus) seeking new lifelong learning and civic engagement experiences and opportunities to contribute to innovation and change in their communities. Data from participant surveys and observations of ILI-related training and program planning sessions indicate growth in participants' intergenerational programming and leadership skills in the context of translating intervention ideas into concrete plans and programs. This article describes the process and outcomes of ILI chapters in State College, Pennsylvania, and Montgomery County, Maryland, and tools and resources for assisting with program dissemination.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)5FEA3
JournalJournal of Extension
Volume57
Issue number5
StatePublished - Jan 1 2019

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Education

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