The MIT AgeLab organizes OMEGA, an initiative designed to foster multigenerational connections between high school students and older adults. The goal of OMEGA is to strengthen relationships and promote connections across generations.
The OMEGA Scholarship is designed to recognize the efforts that teens are making to create multigenerational connections and to amplify and support students' contributions to building initiatives, organizations and institutions that connect teens with older adults. Check out the amazing intergenerational programs our 2022 scholarship winners have been leading here. The application cycle for the 2023 OMEGA Scholarship is now closed. Applications for the 2024 OMEGA Scholarship will be available in early 2024.
OMEGA Chat Hours
Chat Hour sessions bring together high school & college students, older adults, educators, and professionals in aging from across the United States who are interested in leading & joining efforts to improve intergenerational connections. Stay tuned for updates about upcoming OMEGA Chat Hours.
Annual OMEGA Summit
OMEGA convenes student summits each year in an effort to encourage students to connect across generations, brainstorm and share programming ideas, and plan intergenerational activities. The OMEGA Summit is also an ideal time to learn about the OMEGA scholarship application process and eligibility requirements. Students in grades 9-12 across the U.S. are invited to participate in the summits. Learn about the 2022 OMEGA Summit here. The 2023 OMEGA Summit will take place virtually on Saturday, October 28th, 1PM-3PM EST. Please RSVP for the summit here!