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 kids 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 bene t from the relationship too, because it provides meaningful volun- teer 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.”