Raised for Local Nonprofits
446 gifts
Totaling $98,350.33
Geary Community Match Day
Raised for Local Nonprofits
446 gifts
Totaling $98,350.33
Raised for Local Nonprofits
446 gifts
Totaling $98,350.33

I.C.A.R.E. Intergenerational Clearinghouse

Goal: $5,000.00

Specific Need

The military-connected student population in the Unified School District #475 in the Geary County & Fort Riley Community is approximately 55%. These students have little significant contact with any older adult senior within the context of the family or community. They encounter many challenges, including education, social, and emotional development. Due to frequent moves, deployment of their parent(s), and lack of contact with grandparents and extended family members, some will always struggle and need extra support finding a way to fit in at a new location. The capacity to cope with adversity, even being strengthened by it, is crucial to develop critical thinking skills to navigate through these challenges.

 

Connecting generations is a key conponent of building relationships between generations. We recognize that intergenerational interaction represent a largely untapped, viable resource for promoting youth & social development, wellness, and the development of guality of life through physical activity in a shared location for all generations.          

 

Mission

 

The Intergenerational Clearinghouse and Resource Educational Center ( I.C.A.R.E.) is an organization that seeks to build positive relationships between youth and older adults through intergenerational activities. Our purpose is to promote a community where both generations thrive through connection, involvement, understanding, respect, role modeling, and wellness. The objective is to enhance the quality of life and lifestyles of both generations.

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PROGRAM IMPACT-

  • YOUTH K-18 years old - Intergeneration contribute meanfully to youth development, particularly with military-connected students. This includes: learning how to articulate personal experience and social observation in verbal and written forms, learning to work as part of a group, learning about history as a living, social support, and learning to give forward through community service.                                                                                                                                      
  • OLDER ADULTS- Intergeneration helps to maintain some physical and cognitive abilities, promotes life-long learning, introduce new experiences, and gives older adults a sense of community.  In addition, there’s a reduction in isolation, and a sense of satisfaction and pride when acknowledged by young people in the local community.                                                                                                                                                                               
  •  COMMUNITY- There’s a greater community cohesion between the USD 475 School District, community collaboration with other organizations, and the I.C.A.R.E. Organization. Some young and older adults stated, “they are more likely to speak to older or younger people they have not met before, as they understand the other generation better and are more confident in interacting with them.”                                                                         
  •  COMMUNITY LIVEABLE PROJECT-  Installing multi-generational playground fitness equipment for adults of all ages at Playground Park, has provided an opportunity of having a shared destination environment to exercise for all generations. It delivers a unique outdoor space, so communities can flourish.

 

 

Photos & Videos

Reading Activity with elementary students and residents at Valley View Senior Life
Reading Activity with elementary students and residents at Valley View Senior Life
9th grade JAG Students teaching cellphone & computer usage at the 4-H Senior Center
9th grade JAG Students teaching cellphone & computer usage at the 4-H Senior Center
Ft. Riley Soldiers giving back- Senior Clean-Up Project when they're available (painting fence)
Ft. Riley Soldiers giving back- Senior Clean-Up Project when they're available (painting fence)
Lincoln School Student Council Serving & eating lunch @  4-H Senior Center
Lincoln School Student Council Serving & eating lunch @ 4-H Senior Center
Completed Community Project 2018- Multi-Generational Fitness Equipment @ Playground Park for adults
Completed Community Project 2018- Multi-Generational Fitness Equipment @ Playground Park for adults
Current Project-Purchase Canopy 4 Multi-Generational Fitness Equipment @ Playground Park 4 adults
Current Project-Purchase Canopy 4 Multi-Generational Fitness Equipment @ Playground Park 4 adults
Commissioner Fitzgerald enjoys multi-generational playground fitness equipment at Playground Park
Commissioner Fitzgerald enjoys multi-generational playground fitness equipment at Playground Park
$1,940.00 received
in 18 gifts
38.80%  of  $5,000.00 Goal

Contact

701 W. 10th Street
Junction City KS 66441
Phone: 7857616278

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