The MIT AgeLab is recruiting high school students across New England for the OMEGA Summit, a fun, informative, and collaborative event on October 21, 2017.
According to their website, OMEGA is an MIT AgeLab initiative designed to foster multigenerational connections between high school students and older adults. The goal of OMEGA is to strengthen relationships and promote connections across generations. OMEGA convenes several student summits each year in an effort to encourage students to connect across generations, brainstorm and share programming ideas, and plan intergenerational activities.
The OMEGA summit is also an ideal time to learn about the OMEGA scholarship application process and eligibility requirements. Students in grades 9-12 are invited to participate in the summits.
Opportunities at the summit include the following:
- Brainstorm with students, professionals, and community members ways of strengthening intergenerational connections in their communities
- Learn about scholarships available for juniors and seniors who demonstrate excellent efforts in their schools to build relationships with older adults
MIT AgeLab invites students grades 9 – 12 to participate in the Summit at MIT on October 21, 2017, from 10am-2pm. Questions can be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org or 617-253-1894. RSVP here by October 16, 2017.
If you are you a high school student interested in creating connections between teens and older adults in your community or if you know high school students interested in volunteering with older adults, please print and post a flyer in your school/organization/community.