If you’ve ever spent 10 minutes reading a book to a child, you know that even a small amount of attention and compassion can make a world of difference. The Foster Grandparent Program (FGP) allows adults over 55 to share their experience, wisdom, love and support to make a difference in the lives of young people who need them most.
Since 1965, Foster Grandparents have worked in schools, hospitals, correctional facilities, Head Start centers and daycare centers helping children develop the skills, confidence and strength to succeed in school and, most importantly, in life. The Foster Grandparent Program will help find just the right opportunity for you, whether you want to provide guidance and mentoring to young people striving to succeed, tutor children from kindergarten through 12th grade, offer one-to-one support and counseling to struggling youth, open troubled youth’s eyes to their potential, or just feel the amazing sense of warmth and well-being that comes from helping a child.
Foster Grandparent openings are currently available in the Sullivan County area. For more information about the Foster Grandparent Program and the Bradford – Sullivan – Susquehanna – Tioga Area Agency on Aging call 1-800-982-4346.
The Foster Grandparent Program is federally funded by the Corporation of National Community Service, sponsored by the Area Agency on Aging for Bradford, Sullivan, Susquehanna, and Tioga Counties and is a member agency of the Bradford County United Way.