Village board member David Baker flunked retirement when he left Illinois Tech as the VP External Affairs and subsequently was named Executive Director of America’s Urban Campus, the city’s consortium of universities and colleges. He signed up for Ageless Innovators,* Chicago’s first multi-generational reciprocal mentoring program. David (Boomer) was paired with Kelly Page (Millennial) from whom he learned some new social media skills for his organization.” She mentored me in how to do it, organize it, and stick with it.” He in turn guided her through the decision-making process around a major career change. Kelly says, “When individuals have similar aspirations and outlooks, age is not a barrier to connection.”
* Ageless Innovators is a joint endeavor of The Village Chicago and Chicago Innovation.