Mother And Daughter Duo Create 'Gen Connect' App to Help Bring Families Together

Mother And Daughter Duo Create ‘Gen Connect’ App to Help Bring Families Together

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An Atlanta-based mother and daughter duo took the pain they were feeling after losing a family member and turned it into a mission to bring loved ones together.

Quyionah Wingfield and her 12-year-old daughter Serenity Marie were still suffering from the loss of Wingfield’s husband and Serenity’s father when they came up with the idea of their Cool Moms Dance Too (CMDToo) movement in 2016. The mother and daughter would come together and have a great time all in the name of good music and a good two-step.

Their wellness dance lessons inspired them to dig even deeper and find a way to bring families from all over the world together.

“I don’t think that parents are intentionally disconnected,” Wingfield told AfroTech. “I don’t think they necessarily have the resources or know how to penetrate maintaining that connectivity.”

Together, the ambitious mother-daughter duo created their family bonding app Gen Connect Game. a family card game that builds connection and understanding between generations. The app serves as a fun interactive way for parents and children to get to know each other on a deeper level.

Gen Connect Game

Serenity says the app is a hit and even her friends at school have been using it to connect with their parents at home.

“I have a lot of friends that are going through stuff kind of like what I went through with [my dad] passing away,” Serenity said. “And their families aren’t really there for them. I think Cool Moms and the card game will help them a lot with connecting to their families. I told my friend about it and she and her mom play it.”

Just in time for the holiday season, Wingfield and her daughter have an app that families can download to help break down walls that might be blocking connections within the group. Their goal is to help 22,000 families get their app by the spring of 2022.