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Chapter 03
Best Cities, Lifelong Wellness, and Productive Retirement
The Encore Prize: Generation to Generation Challenge
March 10, 2017

Encore.org is dedicated to building a better future for future generations with encore talent -- experienced adults who want to leave the world better than they find it -- and in the bargain, changing perceptions about social impact in the second half of life.

Millions of people want “encore” roles -- paid or pro bono work that combines skills, smarts, experience and social purpose. Their experience can be a windfall in addressing the multiple challenges holding back youth. It’s a challenge ripe for innovation.

That’s the opportunity The Encore Prize: Generation to Generation Challenge seeks to address. With cash prizes, coaching and a year of ongoing support, we aim to launch the next generation of programs and products that bring the talent of 50+ adults to help kids at risk.

Why Apply?
Five finalists will receive four months of expert “encore training,” one-on-one coaching, an opportunity to share their ideas with encore leaders and funders and a year of ongoing support from The Encore Prize team and the Generation to Generation campaign. Two winners will share $100,000 ($50,000 each).

What Encore.org is Looking For
Applicants will be judged on the following criteria:

  • Innovation. New ideas or critical improvements to existing models.
  • Encore Fit. Use of encore talent in well-designed roles.
  • Capacity. Proven track record launching, developing and growing new programs or products.
  • Ability to grow. Potential of the idea to produce significant social change.
  • Financial Model. Clear plan for financial sustainability.
  • Diversity. Ability to engage diverse communities, particularly communities at risk.

Applications Open March 27, Close May 7.
Click here for more details.

Who Can Apply?
The Encore Prize is open to applications from organizations and individuals in all market sectors (nonprofit, government, for-profit). The Prize is open to people of all ages and backgrounds.

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