Foster Grandparent Program (FGP)
The Foster Grandparent Program at Positive Maturity allows seniors aged 60 or 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:
- 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.
Deborah Gaddis: (205) 803-3211