Foster Grandparent Program
Foster Grandparent volunteers continue to touch the lives of so many children in Palm Beach, Martin, St. Lucie and Okeechobee counties. Foster Grandparents donating over 100,000 hours to our school children in the 2015/2016 school year. Using the Independent Sector value of a volunteer hour of $21.36,
Foster Grandparents donated $2,136,000 in volunteer service!
The Foster Grandparent Program is an intergenerational volunteer program that provides valuable aid to children with special and exceptional needs. The Program has a dual purpose – to enhance the lives of children with special needs through a caring relationship and to provide a high quality experience that enriches the lives of the volunteers and the children they serve.
The Foster Grandparent Program Center of Excellence served over 500 disadvantaged children throughout the 2016 school year with 142 senior volunteers mentoring and tutoring in the classrooms. The program operates in 43 elementary schools, the majority are Title 1 and 5 Head Starts throughout Palm Beach, Martin, St. Lucie and Okeechobee counties.
According to end of year progress reports completed by the classroom teachers in June 2016
for the children receiving one-on-one tutoring and mentoring from a Foster Grandparent ~
The Foster Grandparent Center of Excellence continues to train new volunteers to be part of our program in Palm Beach, Martin, St. Lucie and Okeechobee counties. These volunteers experience the joy of being a role model, mentor, tutor and friend to a child at a local Head Start Center or Elementary School.
Please watch a video from the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS)
The Foster Grandparent Program is funded by