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.

Client Testimonials

“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.”

How to Access Services

For more information, call (614) 221-5891 or contact us through our website.

Our Partners

“Helping Seniors Achieve More Independent, Connected Lives”

Locations

COLUMBUS

197 E. Gay Street
Columbus, OH 43215
(614) 221-5891

WEST COLUMBUS

Our Lady of Guadalupe Center
409 Industry Drive
Columbus, OH 43204
(614) 340-7061

NEWARK

1031 Brice Street
Newark, OH 43055
(740) 345-2565

PORTSMOUTH

St. Francis Catholic Outreach Center
2311 Stockham Lane
Portsmouth, OH 45662
(740) 353-3185

ZANESVILLE

422 Main Street, Ste 400
P.O. Box 3446
Zanesville, OH 43702-3446
(740) 452-5057

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