Do you enjoy spending time with enthusiastic, curious, bright-eyed children? Bridges: Our Smarts is an intergenerational program that fosters friendships and understanding between older adults and children in our middle schools.

Spend 60 minutes a week for six weeks sharing your experiences and getting to know these children as you work together under the guidance of Farm Educator Alison Scorer of Newton Community Farm. Together you will complete simple, fun projects pertaining to nature that promote shared perspectives and interesting discussions.

Classes will begin the week of May 5 at the John Barry Boys and Girls Club. If you are interested in participating as a volunteer or would like more information, please come to our information session on April 16 at 10:00 a.m. at the Newton Senior Center. Or e-mail Alison Scorer at