Sages and Seekers
Developing Empathy through the Power of Conversation
Sages & Seekers is a free 8-week intergenerational program designed to bring together teens and adults aged 55 or older to share their unique gifts. Elders have a vital and important role; they are the keepers of the memories and the wisdom. You, our Elders, have so much to offer the world; your maturity and experience allows for a larger perspective of life from which the younger generations can learn.
The goal of this program is to pair you with a local High School teen with whom you will meet once a week, during school hours, to share your life experiences. Past participants rave about the program!!! Your commitment involves 8 (weekly) meetings beginning the week of August 18th. This program will be part of the high school curriculum for one class at the Willis Innovative Learning Lab program of Delaware City Schools. The day of week and time are still to be determined.
Each week starts with an icebreaker to facilitate the conversations, so there is no pressure. All you need to do is share who you are, and your Seeker will weave your experiences into an essay honoring you.
Many students say that they like having a real conversation with someone! The presentations on the final week are a celebration. The Seekers will read the essays they have written about their Sages. You are encouraged to bring guests to the Presentation, to share your experience.
Meeting Dates & Time
Weekly meetings will be held on Mondays from 9:45-10:45 am beginning August 19 and continuing through October 14. No meeting will be held on Labor Day, Sept. 2. All meetings will be at the Willis Innovative Learning Lab in the Willis Education Center in Delaware City.
It is very important that you attend each meeting as they build upon each other.
“It was such a rewarding use of my time! An entirely new experience – and I’m 88!” –Robert
“I was an athlete. I was a doctor. Now what am I? Participating in Sages & Seekers …provided another opportunity I didn’t have, another outlet, another reason for being.” –Dick
Sages must be aged 55 or older to participate. Background check required at no cost to the participant.
Register to participate as a Sage.
Honoring Elders. Empowering Teens. Building Community.