Michigan Association of Foster Grandparent & Senior Companion Programs

Stories of Service

How a Foster Grandparent Can Give

Foster Grandparent Programs Covering Gratiot, Isabella & Clare Counties

Foster Grandparents - Gratiot, Isabella, Clare

“Hey I know how to spell that because Grandma taught me!”  This is just one of many achievements that students will share about the Foster Grandparent Volunteer who serves in their classroom. The teachers will also testify to the impact that our volunteers have on their students.


For a student who had a language delay – Grandma became her voice.

For a student who struggles with confidence – Grandpa was there to hold them up so they wouldn’t give up.

For the student who desperately wanted to review her sight words and read to someone – but there was no one at home who took the time- they knew their Foster Grandparent would be there for them the next day so they could and practice their reading.


Our volunteers give the gift of time – which is the most valuable gift to a child in need.