Departments of Higher Education, Aging to Visit Youngstown State University to Celebrate Intergenerational Volunteer Program

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Date: 
Monday, October 30, 2017 - 11:00am
Location: 

Melnick Hall, YSU campus, 655 Wick Ave., Youngstown, OH 44555

Who:

Ohio Department of Higher Education (ODHE) Chancellor John Carey; Ohio Department of Aging Director Stephanie Loucka; Youngstown State University President Jim Tressel; Eastern Gateway Community College President Jimmie Bruce; GIVEBack. GOForward volunteers.

What:                 

Chancellor Carey and Director Loucka will recognize YSU and Eastern Gateway for their efforts in piloting the GIVEBack. GOForward. intergenerational volunteer program. The recognition event will also honor the program’s participating volunteers and their sponsor organizations.  

Through the GIVE back. GO forward. program, Ohioans age 60 and older can “give back” to their communities by volunteering at least 100 hours per year at any of the partnering local non-profit organizations. In exchange, they will earn a three-credit-hour tuition waiver from the participating university or community college. Volunteers may use the waiver themselves or donate it to another Ohio resident. Non-profit partners in the Youngstown area include: Inspiring Minds, Project More, and the United Way’s Success by 6 and Success After 6 programs. 

Contact Info: 

Jeff Robinson

Office: 614.752.9487
Email: jrobinson@highered.ohio.gov