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Connecting Generations — celebrating 25 years of empowering youth with skills for life

Through one-to-one in-school mentoring and classroom workshops, we work directly with children preK – grade 12 to develop self-confidence, resilience, respect, academic mindsets and other social emotional foundations.

We’re a small nonprofit with a big impact:

  • Over 5200 Delaware students reached each year through programs we deliver and/or support
  • Over 1000 mentors and school staff members trained each year
  • More than 2000 students mentored each year at over 75 schools
  • 3200 students in grades 4, 5, 7 completed workshops on positive behavior, bullying prevention and conflict resolution
  • 70% of students improved behavior, attendance and classroom engagement
  • We partner with businesses, the state and other nonprofits to deliver effective, efficient and research-based services
  • Connecting Generations has only 3 full-time staff members

In Memoriamrachel-pic

Former Program Director at Connecting Generations

It is with great sadness that we learned of the passing of Rachel Ciba Markowitz on Friday, September 16, 2016. Rachel was the program director for Creative Mentoring, our statewide school-based mentoring program. Rachel touched many lives during her time with Connecting Generations and she worked to build and improve mentoring across the State of Delaware. If you are in the mentoring world, you know Rachel and her passion for helping children. We will continue to strengthen the program that she worked so hard to refine and grow.

Rachel was happiest surrounded by Dan and her girls enjoying life. Her face was pure joy when she shared stories about Veronica and Elizabeth. We will miss her and her spunk terribly but we will continue on and honor her memory as best as we can. We were thankful for our time with her and it was far too short.

Our thoughts and prayers are with Rachel’s family.

Click here for more information about visitation and memorial services.

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