Entrust

Operation CrossGen

CHALLENGES

Intentional, inter-generational learning

 

Operation CrossGen

Join the OCG Challenge:

Let us know you’re in. Simply send your name and email address through our webpage, blog or Facebook page.

 

OCG Challenge #1:

Determine who your OCG friend will be. Ask someone of a generation other than your own, to be your Operation CrossGen friend. Let us know you have determined that friend and send your friend’s name if you have their permission to do so.

 

OCG Challenge #2:

Ask your friend, “What do people your age tend to think/say about people my age?” Absorb the answer without comment! Share your findings on our web page, Facebook page or blog.

 

OCG Challenge #3:

Find out from your friend what qualities are important to them in a friend. Listen quietly. Share your findings on our web page, Facebook page or blog.

 

OCG Challenge #4:

Ask your OCG friend, “How could a person of my generation be most helpful to a person of your generation?” Or, put another way, “What is something you’d like to see my generation do on behalf of your generation?”

 

OCG Challenge #5

Ask your OCG friend, “What does my generation need to learn from your generation?”

 

OCG Challenge #6

Ask your cross-generational friend: How has my generation helped or hindered you financially? How can my generation, or I personally, be more helpful to you in the area of finances?

Ask your OCG friend. Listen without retort, but seek to understand. You might pick up a cue about an underlying felt-need. Your friend may speak in generalities, but listen for specifics. Ask clarifying questions and be willing to engage in conversation about the topic depending upon your friend’s response.