Foster Grandparents

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, preschoIMG_0066ols, 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.