Programs & Initiatives
"We will all profit from a more diverse, inclusive society, understanding, accommodating, even celebrating our differences, while pulling together for the common good."
~Ruth Bader Ginsburg
1 National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. 2020. Social Isolation and Loneliness in Older Adults: Opportunities for the Health Care System. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press.
2 National Center for Education Statistics (2022, May 31). Roughly Half of Public Schools Report That They Can Effectively Provide Mental Health Services to All Students [Press release].
3 Global Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Survey (PwC’s Gobal DE&I survey, 2022).
Networking in Action ...
There are profound influences and impact from intergenerational human connections. Given the opportunity to develop a meaningful relationship with someone who has different knowledge and life experiences, regardless of an age difference, can be life enhancing and even life changing. There is an opportunity for social change, to do things differently, to facilitate human interactions across generations and foster lasting relationships. GénérActions, along with a network of collaborators, builds more connections to bring younger and older people together to reduce loneliness, isolation, and despair, and improve social and physical health and well-being for healthier and more caring communities.
Fostering Peer Connections ...
Since the pandemic, it has been crucial to find ways to support youth and their mental health. The levels of anxiety, low self-esteem and despair have increased dramatically. To address these issues, GénérActions creates connections and mutual support by engaging young people in peer support groups with community partners. Youth peer support groups are recognized to be successful in providing a safe place for youth to share their mental health struggles, emotions, and aspirations. Within these peer support groups, youth will experience mutuality, developing a sense of belonging and connectedness. By providing foundational skills for healthier coping, modeling behavior to be open and vulnerable, and supporting them in their most difficult transitions, young people have the opportunity to connect, develop greater sense of compassion for each other and optimism for healthier futures.
Building Cultural Humility ...
Inclusion & Belonging
Exploring, discussing and sharing personal experiences on race and equity continues to be a challenge for all of us. We offer customized training and support that encourages authentic dialogue in a safe group environment. Participants are emboldened to share personal experiences, so that together we may break down barriers that make these conversations difficult. Our process will lend itself to critically reflect upon what truly happens, whether in the workplace or classroom settings at primary, secondary and college, and in every day interactions, in particular to the racial re-traumatization of PGM (People of the Global Majority). Facilitation will draw from participants experiences, highlighting methods that allow us to move towards more meaningful connections, equitable relationships and healthier, stronger communities.