The Foster Grandparent program is designed for limited income senior volunteers (55+) to help exceptional or special needs children in a supervised classroom. A Foster Grandparent may be seen as a mentor, a friend, or even a substitute grandparent. The main goal of the Program is to help children with pre-reading and reading skills.  Sometimes a Foster Grandparent helps with homework, plays games or shares stories with the students.  Children of all ages benefit from the knowledge and love senior volunteers share.

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Clay Courtney, Program Director
217 East 5th  Street
PO Box 656
Ottumwa IA 52501
phone: 641-682-3449 ext 103