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“Students built a profound sense of empathy as they got to know their pen pals better. The intergenerational connections they forged gave them a perspective that they may not have otherwise gotten. It was an authentic learning experience beyond what students could learn in a textbook.” 

- Stacey Hopkins, Teacher (Pen Pals)

“This is the best thing I’ve ever done. I’ll never forget it! I haven’t had this much fun in a long time.” 

- James, Student (Pen Pals)

"Residents enjoyed seeing children. We even had some residents that would only leave their rooms for this program.” 

- Anna, Recreation Director (Pen Pals)

"I wouldn't have missed this for the world!"

- Daphne, Resident (By the Sea)

"That was some nice show earlier." 

- Cole, Three Years Old (By the Sea)

"Those were the biggest smiles I've seen since I started working here three months ago!" 

- Staff, Retirement Home (By the Sea)

“Thank you. This was so valuable to me. I was Cathy the teacher again, instead of Cathy the patient."

- Cathy, Resident (Pen Pals)

"I thought she (a resident) was going to fall on the floor laughing when you were caught in the net!"

- Fay, Recreation Director (By the Sea)

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