A Lifelong Learning Collaboration with Neighborhood House

Photo Credit: Neighborhood House

The purpose of this learning initiative in Salt Lake City is to encourage youth and seniors to make music together while fostering meaningful connections and social empathy. Through research in psychology, gerontology, and arts education, we are accruing data on people reporting improved psychosocial well-being, increased self-esteem, reduction of ageism stigmas, and decreased social isolation through their participation in intergenerational programs. Mundi Project is proud to contribute to this line of research and viable learning paradigm and programming in our community by partnering with Neighborhood House to provide kidfriends and grandfriends the experience of learning music together!

Does intergenerational learning resonate with you? Please support our impactful initiative!

Current Program: January–April 2020

Kidfriends and grandfriends will learn the fundamentals of music reading with teaching artist Ana Bunce.

Our FIRST Program: October–December 2019

The preschoolers and seniors at Neighborhood House interacted through singing and songwriting once a week with Mundi Project teaching artist Mindy Dillard. They learned new skills together, they shared stories with each other, and together, they made music and the seniors were less lonely! We had a wonderful intergenerational music celebration at the showcase in December where the kidfriends and grandfriends sang the songs they wrote together!

Our executive director spoke at TEDxSaltLakeCity 2019 about what intergenerational learning looks like, how it impacted her path, and how Mundi Project is bringing the concept to the community. Watch her story here!