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"FOSTER GRANDPARENT - CATHOLIC COMMUNITY SERVICES" PROGRAM

WHATSeniors mentor and tutor children from pre-school to 18 years old and receive a monetary stipend for helping at-risk or special needs youth.
WHYTo provide a mutual benefit to youth and seniors through intergenerational mentoring and to encourage seniors to maintain a sense of purpose and contribution to the community.
WHERECorporation for National and Community Service.
Senior Corps.
Catholic Community Services.
Seattle,Washington,USA.


Program Description


"Its invaluable, you cant put a price tag to what they have done.
Without them a lot of our children would probably fall through the cracks, but with our foster grandparents, they come in and they have saved lives, they have changed lives for some of our children."

– Patricia Middleton, School Principal. source:Corporation for National and Community Service.

The "Foster Grandparent Program" is an intergenerational mentoring program that places low-income seniors, age 60 in schools to volunteer to mentor a child/ youth for a minimum of 20 hours a week.

The “Corporation for National and Community Service” is a federal agency that engages millions of Americans in  volunteer service through “Senior Corps,” “AmeriCorps,” and “Learn and Serve America.”

Other programs by "Catholic Community Services" include:

-African American Elders
-Foster Grandparents
-Home Care
-Low Income Housing
-Senior Nutrition Program
-Volunteer Chore Services
-Volunteer Transportation
-Retired & Seniors Volunteer Program
source: ccsww.org

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