The Foster Grandparent Program (FGP), which began in 1965, provides loving and experienced tutors and mentors to children and youth with special needs. Working one-on-one and serving between 15 and 40 hours a week, Foster Grandparents provide support in schools. Among other activities they review schoolwork and reinforce core values. Foster Grandparents often maintain an ongoing, intensive relationship with the children and youth served for a year or longer.

Eligibility: Volunteers must be 55 years of age or over. Those who meet certain income guidelines receive a small stipend. All FGP volunteers receive accident and liability insurance and meals while on duty, reimbursement for transportation, and monthly training.

For additional information about the Foster Grandparent Program in the Greater Hartford Area please contact Program Manager Jeannette Mendez via e-mail at jeannettem@nbbbs.org.

For additional information about the Foster Grandparent Program in Eastern Connecticut please contact Program Coordinator Rosalin Alcantara  via e-mail at rosalina@nbbbs.org.