will end its’ sponsorship of the Foster Grandparent Program June 30, 2016. This
decision is made with considerable regret. Since 2002 when the agency began
its sponsorship of the program, Foster Grandparent volunteers have provided
mentoring and tutoring for children from preschool ages to 18 years at schools
and other sites throughout Western Washington. During this time, Foster Grandparent
volunteers provided 2,652,251 hours of support and mentorship for over 58,178
children at these sites. We have appreciated the opportunity to work with these
dedicated and selfless volunteers who have served as positive role models and
influenced the lives of so many youth in our communities.
program will be temporarily suspended until a new sponsor is identified by the WA
State Office for the Corporation for National and Community Service. Work is
underway to initiate a Request for Proposals process to identify a new sponsor
later this year. Inquiries regarding this process and the timeline can be made
through the WA State office: Alyssa Bostian, WA State Program Officer at 206-607-2601.
Click here to read how one volunteer describes her Foster Grandparent experience and how it changed her life.
Foster Grandparents in Action