Foster Grandparents, a national program since 1965, recruits low-income seniors to work with at-risk youth for a stipend. Each senior volunteer serves up to 20 hours a week in schools, preschools, shelters, and other community programs. They build caring relationships with children who have special needs enhancing the quality of life for both the seniors and the children.
Training, supervision, recognition, and a non-taxable monthly stipend are just some of the benefits of becoming a Foster Grandparent. There are over 150 active seniors working with over 300 children at dozens of sites in Muskegon, Newaygo, and Lake Counties.