Make plans to take part in 3rd Annual Intergeneration Forum
“Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn.” - Benjamin Franklin
The wisdom of Benjamin Franklin never ceases to amaze and inspire me. Of course, discovering electricity isn’t the only energy-producing activity he is credited with on his long list of achievements. In fact, as Mr. Franklin suggests in his thought-provoking quote above, when we engage with each other for the purpose of learning, something pretty exciting happens — maybe even something that can spark a movement of change and better understanding.
Such has been the case with the successfully executed Intergenerational Forum, an annual event sponsored by The Daniel Island News and the Daniel Island Community Fund at which high school students and senior citizens come together to discuss the most pressing issues of the day. But they don’t just present their cases…they listen.
“Here we have the true meeting of the minds,” said IGF Committee Chair Fred Danziger, in his opening comments at last year’s program. “A blending of a senior’s time-tested experience with youthful, out-of-the-box imaginative ideas and enthusiasm on topics that are meaningful to both generations. It’s so vitally important that we have this conversation.”
The 3rd Annual IGF is set to take place on March 6, 2018, at Bishop England High School - and planning is well underway. The official vision for the event is as follows:
“To bring together in a public forum representatives of the younger generation and senior citizens and glean their perspectives on vitally important matters concerning humanity, our country, and the world today. Further, to stimulate, recognize, and respect the opinions of each generation and to learn from them.”
To get a glimpse of what makes the IGF so unique and special, we invite you to take a moment to watch a short video about last year’s program at the following link —
IGF applications now being accepted
Are you a high school junior or senior…or are you enjoying your golden years? Please consider applying to be a panelist at our 2018 IGF Forum! We will be selecting a number of students to represent local high schools, as well as an equal number of senior citizens. Additionally, students who are selected will have an opportunity to compete for varying levels of grants based on their presentations during the program.
The deadline for submitting an application is January 15, 2018.
Below are two ways to submit an application:
• Visit this link to complete the application online: https://dinews.wufoo.com/forms/q3vxhqh0o3rp30/.
• Email our IGF Committee Chair Fred Danziger at firstname.lastname@example.org to request an emailed copy of our application (Microsoft WORD document). Once completed, you can choose from the following submission options: email back the completed application to email@example.com; mail to The Daniel Island News at 225 Seven Farms Drive, Suite 108, Daniel Island, SC 29492; or drop off completed application to The Daniel Island News at 225 Seven Farms Drive, Suite 108, Daniel Island SC.
We need your input!
What would you say are the most significant issues facing our community, our nation or our world today? What topics would you like to see our panelists discuss? Email your ideas to Fred Danziger at firstname.lastname@example.org. Have further questions about the program? Email Fred or call him at (516) 524-2208. We look forward to another electrifying program in 2018!