The CESA 10 Foster Grandparent Program (FGP) pairs Foster Grandparents with students to serve as role models, mentors, tutors, and friends. Foster Grandparents are income qualified adults who are at least 55 years old. They work in classrooms, during the school day and under the direction of teachers.
Since 1965, the Foster Grandparent Program has provided one-on-one mentoring, nurturing, and support to children with special or exceptional needs, or who are in academic, social, or financial disadvantage. The program povides a way for Foster Grandpaents to stay active by serving children and youth in their communities. Foster Grandparents serve from 15 to 40 hours a week and receive an hourly stipend of $2.65/hour.
The Foster Grandparent Program (FGP) is sponsored by The Corporation for National and Community Service, Wisconsin Department of Health Services and locally by CESA 10.
It is the mission of the CESA 10 FGP
- To provide the Foster Grandparents with an enriching and rewarding volunteer experience
- To exceed the expectations of the schools we serve
- To support and assist classroom teachers in creating a rich learning environment for their students
- To manage the operations and growth of the Foster Grandparent project and to maximize quality educational programming for special education children and those children who are falling significantly behind in their schoolwork within the CESA 10 region.
The CESA 10 Foster Grandparent Program was honored as a Daily Point of Light recipient in 2001 for being an exemplary model for inter-generational relationships.
To apply to be a Foster Grandparent or to request a Foster Grandparent for your classroom, please call 715-720-2042.
Mary Jo Hanson, Foster Grandparent Coordinator