Helping Seniors Stay Connected While Helping Kids Do Better In School
Foster Grandparents tutor children in need of support academically, socially, and emotionally. We wish to nurture and instill a sense of pride in every child we tutor and show them that they are loved and with a lot of hard work, they can be the best that they can be.
The Foster Grandparent Program pairs volunteer seniors with at-risk youth in the Columbus community. The goal is to help children do better in school.
Who We Serve
This program serves children ages 3 to 21 years of age in Franklin County through partnerships with organizations like YMCA and Columbus City Schools. The children receive much-needed tutoring and help with their schoolwork.
Foster Grandparents benefit from the relationship too, because it provides meaningful volunteer opportunities and supplemental income.
“I almost get knocked over with children running up to me when I enter the school building and the classroom. They are always excited to see me and I am always excited to see them.”
“It warmed my heart when my students asked if they could call me Grandma.”
“It makes me feel good when I am able to help children accomplish their goals. I never know when I am the only person they have as a support.”