Foster Grandparent Program
Providing senior citizens the opportunity to serve as mentors, tutors and caregivers for at-risk children and youth or children and youth with special needs in schools and in the community. A referral is not required for enrollment.
Foster Grandparents are volunteers who help, guide and assist, and act as positive role models, sharing their time, talents and love with society’s most precious commodity…our children.
The Foster Grandparent program provides volunteer opportunities to low-income individuals, age 55 and older, who give supportive one-on-one attention to children who are at-risk or have special needs. Foster Grandparents serve though local organizations including Pre-K programs, Head Starts, elementary schools and other youth-based programming. Foster Grandparents help children learn to read, provide one-on-one support and guide children at critical times in their lives. As a Foster Grandparent, you will provide comfort and love and help community youth achieve a brighter future.
The goals of the program include:
- Enable low-income persons aged 55 and older to remain physically and mentally active and to enhance their self-esteem through continued participation in needed community services.
- Enable children with exceptional needs or special needs to achieve improved physical, mental, emotional and social development.
- Provide a stipend or other benefits that enable individuals to participate as Foster Grandparents without cost to themselves.
Give consent to complete and pass the required background checks.
Be capable, with or without reasonable accommodation, to serve special needs or at-risk children without detriment to either him/herself or the children served.
Agree to comply with policies and procedures set forth by sponsoring and funding agencies.
Meet income eligibility guidelines specified by the federal regulations to receive stipend.
Foster Grandparent Team Leader
Or use the Get in Touch form on this page.
For a Foster Grandparent Program brochure, please go here.