Foster Grandparent Program
Butler County Foster Grandparent Program
The Butler County Department on Aging is the sponsoring agency for the Foster Grandparent Program (FGP). The Program would not be possible without the wonderful Foster Grandparents who make this program a success!
If you are interested in becoming a Foster Grandparent, complete the FGP interest form. Please contact Torrin Folck at (316) 775-0500 or 1-800-279-3655 with any questions.
About the Program
The Foster Grandparent Program is part of AmeriCorps along with RSVP and Senior Companion Program. AmeriCorps Seniors is a branch of AmeriCorps (aka Corporation for National and Community Service), the federal agency that supports service and volunteering programs to improve lives, strengthen communities and foster civic engagement.
Our Foster Grandparent Program (FGP) serves a six county area: Butler, Cowley, Elk, Harvey, Marion, and Reno. Foster Grandparents serve at various schools, Head Start Centers, daycares, faith-based groups, and other education-focused organizations. They support children who are facing challenges to school success by helping them learn to read, tutoring them, and providing general mentorship. A Foster Grandparent has an opportunity to change the trajectory of a child's life.
The Foster Grandparent Program distributes a monthly newsletter that is now available online. Read this month's newsletter.
The Butler County Foster Grandparent Program's mission is to provide mentoring relationships between seniors and students to inspire excellence.
Foster Grandparents should reside within one of the program's six counties and be over the age of 55. They should be prepared to serve a minimum of 15 and a maximum of 40 hours per week at their assigned station. There are income requirements in place to be a stipend-receiving Foster Grandparent. Contact Torrin Folck at 316-775-0500 or complete the interest form for more information.
- Tax-free hourly stipend
- Mileage reimbursement
- Paid time off and holiday reimbursement
- Pre-service orientation and training
- Supplemental accident and liability insurance
- Meaningful experiences
- Community and new social connections
- Learn new skills and practice established ones.