Foster Grandparent Program

The Foster Grandparent Program provides eligible persons, 55 years and older, with a modest stipend for serving in a classroom setting and tutoring and mentoring children who need a little extra help with school work or preparing for kindergarten.

Foster Grandparent Volunteers serve in a classroom setting at various Erie County elementary and middle schools, specialized schools, Head Starts, Migrant Head Starts and pre-elementary day cares.

Participation Requirements:

  • Serve an average of 20-40 hours per week
  • Will be assigned to three-five children in the classroom
  • Basic literacy skills

Follow-up period: Annual evaluations are completed by the site supervisor.