Sages & Seekers brings two marginalized age groups together to share their unique gifts through authentic conversation. Our intergenerational programs are designed to develop empathy and diminish social isolation and ageism, while meeting the universal and compelling need of both young adults and elders to find meaning and purpose in their lives. Among the youth who participate, we seek to promote their development of empathy and social-emotional skills while also enhancing their interviewing, listening, writing, conversation, and public-speaking competencies. Among the elders who participate, we seek to promote their sense of purpose and value as members of a community.
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In our technological world today, we are constantly communicating, yet we have sacrificed meaningful conversation for simple connection. But to grow, to empathize, to love, to fully understand and engage in the world around us, we must be in conversation. It is the most human and humanizing thing we do. Sages & Seekers’ evidence-based SEL programs provide essential life skills such as the ability to maintain eye contact, read facial cues, develop empathy, engage in meaningful conversations and reflect on life lessons,
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