The heart of the program is the one-on-one daily attention that Foster Grandparents provide. This special care helps young people grow, gain confidence, and become more productive members of society.
The Foster Grandparent Program is a nation-wide initiative under the Corporation for National and Community Service. Foster Grandparent volunteers in Cleveland County serve children with special or exceptional needs in a variety of settings. These volunteers render emotional support and reinforcement as well as being tutors and mentors to children professionally assessed as being at-risk. These settings include the Cleveland County Schools, Boys & Girls Club, Cleveland County Head Start and not-for-profit day care centers.
Mission: To tap the energy and compassion of senior adults in our community and to place their life experiences in the service of our at-risk children through their innate ability to nurture and guide.
Operating as usual
The Foster Grandparent Program of Cleveland County recognizes volunteers annually who have been serving in the program for 5 or more years (in 5 year increments). The recognition was held on Dec 17th @ the Senior Center in Shelby and 11 volunteers were recognized. Here are a few of our recipients.
Picture of the Day in the Shelby Star on 6/2/13.
Foster Grandparent volunteer Betty Ager and James Love Elementary School Pre-K student Jacob Short.
Foster Grandparents in Action
132 W Graham St Shelby, NC 28150
Your life experience can help a young person find their future. Opening a troubled teen's eyes to his or her potential, reading stories to a special child, or helping a child learn to read or recognize colors and shapes are among the most valuable gifts you'll ever give.
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