Foundation develops youth to be compassionate, entrepreneurial leaders in their
communities by fostering intergenerational connections between students and
older adults. These connections are created through acts of service, including
fulfilling end-of-life Dreams for hospice patients.
“Connections between generations are essential for the mental health and stability of a nation.”
– Margaret Mead
In past times, older and younger generations were intertwined naturally. Today, this is less so.
At DreamCatchers, we build bridges to connect generations. For some youth involved, interactions with hospice Dreamers are one of the few connections they have to an older generation. These interactions give them insight and wisdom that impacts the rest of their lives.
By providing both young and old the opportunity to connect in a unique way, each is transformed in powerful ways. Research has also shown that there are massive mental and physical health benefits to intergenerational interaction
Partnering with DreamCatchers was an easy decision for EHO. The work they are doing to positively impact those near to the end of their life, and develop youth in the process, is exemplary. EHO believes deeply in the inspiring work they are doing for hospice patients, students and our communities. We are proud to support their work.