In today’s day and age, both seniors and youth face very different sets of challenges.
The youth, for example, struggle to be taken seriously in academic, professional, and social settings; their lack of experience makes them appear as a weak link, where their opinions and strategies are often discarded. Throughout all fields, mentorship helps support against this. In a sense, mentorship arms youth with the skills and experiences that they need to feel more confident. Legacy Grandparents does this by pairing Mentees with an experienced Mentor who can directly provide them with guidance they need.
Seniors also face a diverse set of challenges as they continue their journey through life. It is becoming increasingly prevalent for seniors to become neglected as they grow older, despite the vast amounts of knowledge that they carry. We hope to make seniors feel more integrated in our society by giving them an opportunity to spend time with an excited Mentee, who they can help achieve their goals.