Foster Grandparent Program (FGP)

Foster Grandparent Program | FGP

The Foster Grandparent Program at Positive Maturity allows seniors aged 55 and older to serve as mentors and role models for at-risk and special needs children within assigned locations in Jefferson County. Foster Grandparents promote the healthy and fulfilling growth of children through guidance, support, and understanding.

Assignments are available in:

  • Schools
  • Daycare Centers
  • HeadStart Centers
  • Correctional Facilities

Foster Grandparents must be over 60 and meet income requirements. Volunteers serve a minimum of 20 hours per weeks and receive training and orientation, a small stipend of $2.65 an hour, as well as travel and meal allowance at certain locations. The program charges no fee for its services.

The Foster Grandparent Program began on August 28, 1965, as a program designed to engage adults over 60 with some income limitations in community service. FGP is one of Senior Corps’ three core programs.

Contact Information

Deborah Gaddis: (205) 803-3211