SENIOR CORPS FOSTER GRANDPARENT PROGRAM
Across the United States of America.
"Conceived during John F. Kennedy's presidency, Senior Corps currently links more than 360,000 Americans to service opportunities. Their contributions of skills, knowledge, and experience make a real difference to individuals, nonprofits, and faith-based and other community organizations throughout the United States."
Foster Grandparents are role models, mentors, and friends to children and youth in need.
Older adults serve to mentor and guide children and youth building an intergenerational bond between children and seniors.
Seniors help children learn to read and provide one-on-one tutoring.
Foster Grandparents volunteer their service to disadvantaged or disabled youth and help children by:
• Offering emotional support to child victims of abuse and neglect.
• Tutoring children with low literacy skills.
• Mentoring troubled teenagers and young mothers.
• Caring for premature infants and children with physical disabilities and severe illnesses.
The Senior Corps Foster Grandparent Program places seniors to volunteer and serve at a wide range of organizations including faith-based groups, Head Start Centers, schools, and other youth facilities.
Foster Grandparent volunteers receive orientation, training and supplemental accident and liability insurance while on duty and may qualify to earn a tax-free, hourly stipend.
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.
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