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    Programs that increase cooperation, interaction or exchange between people of different generations dispelling stereotypes about old and young, and enabling individuals, families and communities to enjoy and benefit from the richness of an age-integrated society. Intergenerational programs are structured so that both age groups benefit from the interaction, but in many programs, one age group is the provider of service while the other is the recipient. Older people may mentor children or adolescents and serve as role models for young people who are preparing for adulthood, while students who understand the latest technology may teach older adults computer skills in their homes, senior centers or long term care settings. Older adults gain opportunities to develop meaningful contact with younger people and stay in touch with their communities while children and youth develop healthy attitudes about aging, gain an appreciation for rich cultural traditions and histories, and experience the satisfaction of sharing something they know. In many communities, young and old are working together as partners on community projects, and are finding that the collaboration leads to mutual appreciation while their communities reap the benefits of their work.

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    Small Seeds Development Inc. - Mother to Son Program - WilkinsburgProgram for single African-American mothers raising sons ages 8-15. Provides support groups and self-help training sessions to help mothers to deal with the challenges of raising adolescent boys. Field trips, motivational speakers, special events and goal-oriented family service plans are offered to each mother. The Council of Elders (COE) is a group of mature volunteers who offer advice and provide family mediation services based on life experiences and skills. Manhood Training and Rites of Passage: Group mentoring for boys with a focus on academic improvement, character development, civic engagement and cultural education. Additional services include child care for other siblings at each site, transportation provided within the community, and a light meal is provided at each program session.AlleghenySmall Seeds Development, Inc. - Mother to Son ProgramSmall Seeds Development, Inc.
    Small Seeds Development - Mother to Son Program - East EndThe Mother to Son Program (MTSP) is a unique model that offers single mothers and their African American sons ages 8-15 and their siblings social support, education, self-care concepts, recreational and leisure activities, a platform to share ideas, training/workshops, a safe environment, coaching and mentoring.AlleghenySmall Seeds Development, Inc. - Mother to Son ProgramSmall Seeds Development, Inc.
    Small Seeds Development - Mother to Son Program - Hill District - MacedoniaProgram for single mothers raising sons of African American descent ages 8-15. Mother to Son provides innovative support groups and self-help training sessions to help mothers address the challenges of raising adolescent boys. Field trips, motivational speakers, and goal-oriented family service plans are offered to each mother. The Council of Elders (COE) is a group of mature volunteers who provide guidance and family mediation services based on life experiences and skills. Manhood Training and Rites of Passage: Group mentoring for boys with a focus on academic improvement, leadership and character development, health and wellness, civic engagement and cultural education. Additional services include child care for other siblings at each site, transportation provided within the community, and a light meal is provided at each program session.AlleghenySmall Seeds Development, Inc. - Mother to Son ProgramSmall Seeds Development, Inc.
    Small Seeds Development - Mother to Son Program - Mon ValleyThe Mother to Son Program (MTSP) is a unique model that offers single mothers and female guardians and their African American sons ages 8-15 and their siblings social support, education, self-care concepts, recreational and leisure activities, a platform to share ideas, training/workshops, a safe environment, coaching and mentoring.AlleghenySmall Seeds Development, Inc. - Mother to Son ProgramSmall Seeds Development, Inc.

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