Joanna Schneider '13
Student Director forBig Brother, Big Sister
Major: Sociology modified with Psychology; Minor in Chemistry
Other Campus Involvements: DOC; General Manager of Big Green Bus
Fun fact: She got involved in Big Brother, Big Sister in high school, over 7 years ago!
As a society, we have the tendency to overlook and under appreciate our elderly. Older citizens living right in our communities - in apartments, nursing homes, and other elder care facilities - often feel isolated and alone.
The Generations Project Oral Histories project works to foster relationships between students and subsidized senior apartment residents. Students meet with their resident on a weekly basis throughout the term, sharing stories and creating, over the course of several terms, oral histories.
Intergenerational Internet pairs a Dartmouth student volunteer and a senior citizen together as a teacher and student. The volunteer in this relationship has the opportunity to instruct the senior in using the computer and Internet. Each senior will receive five private sessions individualized according to his/her prior computer experience.
Build an intergenerational friendship and part of a legacy.
For More Information
- Blitz "Generations"
- Call 603-646-3350
- Stop by the Tucker Foundation, South Fairbanks Hall
Last Updated: 10/30/12