Fairfax County, VA
Dot Keenan founded and leads GrandInvolve, an award-winning Fairfax County VA nonprofit that brings older tutors to local high-poverty public schools. Its three missions: support kids' learning, reduce ageism through intergenerational connections, and teach older adults about a variety of cultures. GrandInvolve has had a busy fall, receiving a Burke & Herbert Bank sponsorship ($100 for every goal scored by the Washington Capitals hockey team), launching training programs and sending mentors back into classrooms. GrandInvolve is Dot's encore career, after retiring as Fairfax County Supervisor of Senior Services.