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We are an AmeriCorps Seniors grantee funded through the FGP Program.



Enhancing the lives of our seniors, their families and communities

 for a stronger North Dakota

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    AmeriCorps Foster Grandparent Program

Foster Grandparent Program Examples:

Become a Foster Grandparent Volunteer (3 min 54 sec):



Senior Corps Week 2012 - Phyllis Pricer, FGP (1 min 58 sec):

Join Foster Grandparents Today.

Help Our Local Children Who Need It Most.

We are ND Senior Career Development (NDSCD) headquartered in Dickinson ND. NDSCD was established in March 2017 as a non-profit organization created to help North Dakotans. Currently we are recruiting for the Foster Grandparent Program. The Foster Grandparent Program is a nationwide program and has been around for over 50 years. This program enrolls people 55 and older from local communities to volunteer in the schools and work one-on-one with at-risk children in an educational setting. The program goal is to enhance the child’s educational experience and assist the teacher with their educational objective.


The Foster Grandparent Program is open to volunteers 55 and over who can serve between 5 and 40 hours a week. Volunteers do not need formal experience in tutoring or mentoring. Qualifying volunteers will receive pre-service orientation, training, a stipend for their time, and reimbursements for meals and mileage.


The Foster Grandparent program connects role models like you with local at-risk children. AmeriCorps Seniors volunteers who serve in the Foster Grandparent program provide the kind of comfort and love that sets a child on a path to a successful future. Join Foster Grandparents today and assist children in your communities develop critical academic and life skills through mentoring and tutoring in local schools and community-based programs. You have what it takes, no formal schooling required. Training will be provided.

Make an impact:

- As a Foster Grandparent, you’ll help children in your community develop the academic and life skills that are critical to their development and future successes. Sharing your time and experience can help children learn how to read, prepare younger students for school readiness, tackle tough subjects, and make decisions that keep them on the right path. We’ll match your skills and passions to opportunities that interest you, including those in local schools, youth facilities, early childhood education and day care centers.

Volunteering just 5 hours a week could make a major difference in a child’s life!

Volunteer Tasks/Goals could include:

• Play games/puzzles

• Comfort/Communicate

• Model appropriate social skills

• Read or tell stories

• Positive encouragement/redirection

• Help with schoolwork

• Social –friendship, respect, teamwork

• Emotional –self-esteem, self-control


HISTORY

Congressional interest in establishing a program targeted to service by and for older persons began in 1968. In 1973, the Foster Grandparents program concept was incorporated into the Domestic Volunteer Service Act with the first 18 programs receiving funding in August 1974. Since that time, the program has expanded throughout the United States. In 2021 the Corporation for National Community Service has rebranded to AmeriCorps. The Foster Grandparent Program is one of the AmeriCorps Senior’s programs. 

Seniors seeking personal fulfilment


WE ARE HERE FOR YOU!

Aging on our own terms doesn't have to be wishful thinking. ND Senior Career Development is here to  help you face the challenges of aging today. 

We are here to help you


Put Your Wisdom to Work!


 We at NDSCD believe that the seniors of North Dakota are it's most valuable resource. Let us help you share your knowledge and experience with those in your community.  Contact us today to see how you can help others within your own community while making new friendships, finding a new purpose and attaining personal 

fulfilment!


We aim to help unite North Dakota through service by operating with impact.


You as a Foster Grandparent volunteer can be an essential part of your community and give back by working one-on-one with a child in an educational setting to set that child on a trajectory to change their life!


Life is full of choices.


Impact the life of a local child by making the choice to help.

“You’re never too old, too wacky, too wild, to pick up a book and read to a child.” —Dr. Seuss

             Volunteering just five (5) hours a week could make a major difference in a child’s life!

ADDRESS

PO Box 124

Dickinson, ND 58602

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Phone: (701) 483-5335

Cell: (701) 260-7117

Fax: (701) 483-5336

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