S4S Foster Grandparents
“My foster grandparent helped me learn how to read.” – Foster Grandparent Youth
Age Groups: 55 and older helping youth from 1st and 2nd grade students
Foster Grandparents are role models, mentors, and friends to children with exceptional needs. They provide daily after school tutoring to low-income students, to help them achieve success in school. This program pairs low-income seniors with low-income students for ultimate success. Foster Grandparents are placed in various schools in Anne Arundel County and work with youth throughout the day.
Steps to Become a Foster Grandparent
- Be 55 or older
- Meet low-income eligibility
- Complete the contact form
- Complete the application and pass a background check
- Attend Training (paid) and then start helping students learn!
- Must be able to volunteer at least 20 hours per week.
Benefits of Being a Foster Grandparent
- You can help a child become successful in school and life
- A tax-free stipend ($2.65/hour) which is not considered a wage; therefore will not be factored into the household income or affect eligibility for services.
- 11 paid holidays per year, 10 vacation and 10 sick days per year, paid snow days and teacher work days when school is closed.
- All volunteer sites provide a snack/meal during volunteer hours.
- Limited accident & liability insurance while on duty.
- Recognition and appreciation events.
- Transportation reimbursement.