Intergenerational Literacy Program

Program Description

Bringing together grade school children and older adults in Greater Boston, the Intergenerational Literacy Program is an enriching experience with several goals:

  • to enhance literacy, comprehension, and social skills for children
  • to help children build a sense of understanding and respect for elders, and
  • to decrease elder isolation by creating a space for elders to engage with each other and with children.

Through storytelling, hands-on activities, arts & crafts projects, and social interactions, all program members will be rewarded with lasting memories and relationships.

We have 20 spots available for children (currently enrolled in Grade 1, 2, or 3) and 10 spots available for elders age 55+. Beginning in April, we will convene once a week on Saturday mornings at the Presentation School Foundation Community Center in Oak Square.

This program is made possible through the partnership of the Presentation School Foundation Community Center and FriendshipWorks, who share a mutual mission to enhance the community and quality of life for those living within Greater Boston. Join us to make our mission a reality!

Program Dates (Saturdays 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.)

  • April 14 and 28
  • May 5, 12, and 19 (no meeting on Memorial Day weekend)
  • June 2, 9, 16, and 23

Sign up for the program or ask questions here