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Intergenerational Programs is a statewide 4-H project. It features curriculum that will guide you through the project. For a copy contact your County 4-H Office or order online at: Extension Publications. For additional curriculum possibilities, explore the National Directory of 4-H Materials and do a key word search for Intergenerational Programs.

Intergenerational Programs
What you can do in this project: learn to understand older people better; let them share their stories and experiences; explore what happens as you grow older.
Grades: 5-12
Resource: NCR591, Walk in My Shoes Member Guide

Intergenerational Programs Leader
Resources: NCR548, Walk in My Shoes Leader Guide
4H500, I'm a 4-H Project Leader. Now What Do I Do?


Want to learn more about Intergenerational Programs? Try the links below.

Intergenerational Programs Project Training
Many counties hold local training for members and leaders in their favorite project areas, including intergenerational programs. Watch your county 4-H Family newsletter or contact your county Extension office for details.

Wisconsin 4-H and Youth Conference
If you’re in grades 8-10, check out the next Wisconsin 4-H and Youth Conference, scheduled each June at the UW-Madison campus. The conference offers educational seminars in most areas of 4-H. Contact your county Extension office for details.

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Related Links

There's so much more to learn in the 4-H Intergenerational Programs Project. Just follow these links!

Aging & Disability Resource Centers
Wisconsin Dept. of Health Services site that provides unbiased information on all aspects of life related to aging or living with a disability. – Online Genealogy
Site provides the largest collection of family history records on the Internet. Research your family tree.

Features a section in which to search for ancestors and a connection to the Family History Library System.

National Council on the Aging
Offers up-to-date publications, research, job searches, events, and advocacy groups for aging citizens.

National Institute on Aging
Site dedicated to leading the federal effort on aging research.

Oconto County 4-H Project Resources
This web site provides links for many family, home and health projects including links for fun project ideas on intergenerational programs.

Walk in My Shoes
University of Illinois site on this 4-H Aging Awareness Project which is designed to reach across generations and teach young people about growing older and the physical changes that occur with age.

Wisconsin Dept. of Health and Family Services
From this page, you can access a variety of information on programs and services in Wisconsin for older people and caregivers.

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Project Support

For more information on the 4-H Intergenerational Programs Project, contact the following:

Cooperative Extension Media Collection
This lending library features several resources on aging.

UW-Extension County 4-H Offices
This is your link to a list of Wisconsin County Extension Offices. Select the county of your choice.

UW-Extension Publications
Source of several resources on aging from UW-Extension.

UW-Extension State Specialist: Mary Brintnall-Peterson

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