Whenever we look at the problems to be solved within our local communities and around the world, we often talk about them as problems we will be passing to the “next” generation.
What if instead we thought about it as an intergenerational mix of people who all shared a collective “problem solving” challenge? Rather than passing a torch, what if people of all ages continuously held it together and created a culture of “my problems are your problems, let’s solve them together”?
This is the thinking of Creative Generation—an organization working to inspire, connect, and amplify the work of organizations and individuals committed to cultivating the creative capacities of young people. Launched in 2019, Creative Generation is fostering ideas and activating projects through the Gen C Institute and Gen C Incubator, respectively. Current projects include amplifying and activating youth in projects aimed at furthering the United Nations’ Sustainability Development Goals, supporting music and theatre programs that ignite young people’s creativity, and facilitating national conversations around how young people can develop into innovative and inventive lifelong learners.