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ARISE (ARts through Intergenerational Social Engagement), a collaboration between CAPA, GrowIN, The Ohio State University, and Worthington Christian Village, is a six-week intergenerational program focused on storytelling through the fine arts.

Participants in this program will include teens from central Ohio, undergraduate volunteers from Ohio State University, and the residents living on the Health Care Center and assisted living floors of Worthington Christian Village.

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Goals for high school students:

  • to change perceptions of how teens view older adults
  • to find commonality and shared experience with older adults
  • to learn how to use the fine arts as a tool for wellness
  • to understand the importance of volunteerism

Goals for the residents of Worthington Christian Village:

  • to decrease loneliness and isolation through commonality and shared experience with teens
  • to improve cognitive health through active storytelling
  • to strengthen communication skills
  • to increase quality of life

Program Dates

TBD for 2023


The ARISE Scholars Program will provide teens who are currently in grades 9-12 with the opportunity to earn service hours, to volunteer in the community, and to experience how the fine arts can be used as a tool for wellness.

The central theme of ARISE is storytelling.  Throughout the program, we will explore how theatre, music, dance, and the visual arts can help us share our stories with others.

We are looking for teens who have an interest in the fine arts, volunteering, and working with older adults.

Only students who are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 will be considered for the ARISE Scholars Program.


Applications are now closed and will reopen in spring 2023.