The younger generation can learn a great deal from older generations and can gain a variety of knowledge and skills. Acquiring social skills, emotional growth, obtaining a greater sense of self-worth and self-respect are just some of the positive outcomes the younger generation can gain. It is also proven that persons from the younger generations that are involved with intergenerational learning show increased feelings of social responsibility as well as optimism, developed empathy, and have a higher degree of creativity, initiative, patience, and openness. Intergenerational learning reduces negative stereotypes associated with younger generations thus helping to create a wider understanding. When younger generations communicate with older generations often the younger generation gains perspective of the past including historical events, cultures and traditions. Additionally, younger generations involved in intergenerational learning are more likely to give back to their community and become less self focused. While both generations can learn a great deal from intergenerational learning one of the most significant and positive outcomes for both are the bridging the gap and relationship distances which in turn teaches better communication, connection and prevents negative stereotypes such as Ageism.
Young people tend to show more respect towards seniors due to IGL