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.

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”



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


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


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


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


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

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