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Become a Senior Corps volunteer through the Foster Grandparents Program and help children love learning.
Foster Grandparents are role models, mentors, and tutors to children with exceptional needs. The program provides a way for volunteers age 55 and over to stay active by serving children and youth in their communities.
Foster Grandparents help the children they work with by improving each child's behavioral and educational outcome through assistance with social skills, math, writing, and reading, and by providing one-on-one attention for students in a busy classroom.
All you need to join is the ability to give the kind of comfort and love that sets a child on the path toward a successful future. If you're 55 or older and want to share your experience and compassion, you have what it takes to be a Foster Grandparent.
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