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MWCN took the challenge of Covid Pandemic restrictions and focused on intergenerational projects that brought young and old together both in an old-fashioned way and a 21st century way.

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Fifty-two grade 8 students from Chateauguay Valley Regional High School and 52 local seniors have been participating in a Pen Pal project. It started with students writing letters introducing themselves describing their families, hobbies, etc., and in return reaching out to our senior community to learn more about them.

Seniors were as thrilled as the students to receive letters and the project will continue until the end of the school year with the hopes of a similar project to start again in the new school year. Thanks to teacher, Diana Gervasi, for reaching out with this idea and to Mary Leblanc, CLC for help with logistics.

The 21st century connection was with our Student & Senior Literacy Mentoring Project. MWCN reached out to young adults within our New Frontiers School Board’s Adult Education Centers and local seniors to meet once a week by Zoom.

Animator, Karen Cote brought together generations through weekly fun and engaging activities online helping to promote literacy skills. The goal to enhance and maintain our young adult’s skills and perseverance throughout their educational journal was reached and new relationships were built.

The definition of connection is that something is linked with another or associated with another or that there is a relationship between two or more things. MWCN has been thrilled to be part of these two amazing projects and looks forward to working with school boards and communities in the future.

Kim Wilson
MWCN Chateauguay Valley, Salaberry-de-Valleyfield, Jardins-de-Napierville

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