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Foster Grandparent Program

The Foster Grandparent Program connects generations. Building on a natural bond, the wisdom and experience of foster grandparents enrich the lives of children, adolescents and young adults.

Foster grandparents are role models, offering a stable, loving presence in a young person's life. They provide an extra pair of hands and eyes in the classroom. They are friends who listen, read, take walks, and sing with children. They support and nurture students in schools, Head Start classrooms, and child care centers.


  • 55 years of age and older
  • Interest in working with children
  • Able to work 15 hours per week
  • Must have ability to travel to a Racine or Kenosha school
  • A non-taxable stipend is paid to income-eligible senior volunteers, along with travel reimbursement. Orientation and ongoing assistance and training are provided.

Funding Sources: Corporation for National and Community Service

Racine County Community Foundation

Interested in being a Foster Grandparent? Contact Goodwill at (262) 833-1629.

Goodwill would like to thank the Racine County Community Foundation and the L.C. Christensen Charitable and Religious Foundation, Inc. for their generous grants to our Foster Grandparents program.

Additional Services

Mission Support Center
Tel: (414) 847-4200

James O. Wright Center forWork & Training
Tel: (414) 353-6400

Metropolitan Chicago -
Tel: (312) 994-1440