Intergenerational Learning Alliance 

Weaving communities together
through learning.

Community Mentorship

The Intergenerational Learning Alliance (ILA) is a program within the Whatcom Intergenerational High School structure. The ILA’s purpose is to connect our students with the elders of our broader Whatcom community, who may have distinct insights, skills, and knowledge to share. By connecting generations, we strive to broaden our community’s perspectives and experiences, and thus contribute to growth in compassion, generosity, critical consciousness, and deepened inquiry skills for us all.

The Intergenerational Learning Alliance is also deeply committed to centering our humanity as individuals by re-learning the importance of emotional, social, cultural, spiritual, and physical care. In this way, we can support each other across generations.

This program strives not just to support our participants, but to dig deeper into the inquiries we have of the world around us with the active involvement of our elders. If you are interested in joining the Intergenerational Learning Alliance at WIHS. Please click on Join ILA, complete the form and we will be in touch.