Grandparents ‘U’ brings generations together

Madison, a fourth-grader and returning Grandparents “U” participant, teared up when she learned her first Grandparents “U” class was over and said, “I want to go back to college,” her grandmother Sharon Gray said.

Gray and Madison came back to college Aug. 2 and 3, when Western Washington University’s Grandparents “U” summer program completed its first session at Western’s Shannon Point Marine Center in Anacortes.

The two-day intergenerational summer program for grandparents and their grandchildren ages 7 to 14 provided 19 participants a chance to spend time together while exploring marine ecology topics taught by Western faculty.

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