As you may know, we are a small but mighty organization that thrives from of the gifts and grants of our community.
To our participating sites or Members, we thank you for your participation and for helping us reach over 20 counties in Colorado!
Your support not only helps us fund our program, it helps us offer no-cost training in the early childhood field to older adults who are dedicated to giving back in their own communities. Your gift helps us:
...to come to check out our program, and most recently have been super happy to have Mr. Jim coming to volunteer with our young children.
Now that Jim has been working with us for a few weeks, we can see the huge benefits of this intergenerational interaction that allows our little 3, 4 and 5 year old children to be in the presence of a calm, grounded, centered and “emotionally available” adult who is the same age as their grandparents.
Our children love the interaction and “Mr. Jim” is very popular at Garfield Montessori. And Jim loves to be here and just “play” with and observe the children doing their thing each day. We look forward to these blossoming friendships getting deeper and deeper.”
- Jeff Waxman, Garfield Montessori School
He was charming and friendly and immediately the main attraction even though he was graciously attempting to be "in the background". It was heartwarming to see the immediate acceptance and how once again three year olds show adults how differences in age and appearances just make us more interesting. Mike was energized and inspired by their generous hearts and curious minds. This program is a beautiful union of youth and wisdom and an opportunity for them to collaborate and learn and grow together. I look forward to having another chance to watch the magic happen!”
- Bethanne Rodriguez - Director, Thrive Golden
...Both ladies visited our infant rooms. They sang and read books and even played in our sensory area in the halls with them. They were so sweet and kind. All centers need to be able to experience them coming in and just simply enjoying.”
- Darcy Ocamb, Center Director Thrive Preschool
with a great sense of energy and excitement.”
- Lindsey Levin-Salamon Director BMH- BJ Preschool