Foster Grandparent Program

Foster Grandparent Program

A subsidized volunteer program, the Foster Grandparent Program provides opportunities for older adults to tutor, mentor and comfort children from birth to 21 years old who have special needs.


Community Progress Council’s Foster Grandparent Program reaches schools throughout York County and includes approximately 50 volunteers who work throughout the school year.

Who Qualifies for the Foster Grandparent Program?

Volunteers must be 55 years or older and not exceed 200 percent of the federal poverty guidelines. Participants must commit to serving 15 to 20 hours a week and submit to required background checks.


View Federal Poverty Income Guidelines

Federal Poverty Income Guidelines


Volunteers support children in developing basic learning skills and sharing life experiences, and provide emotional support and one-on-one attention in areas of reading, writing and math to prepare the children for independent living.

The Foster Grandparent Program enables participating seniors to remain physically and mentally active and to enhance their self-esteem through continued participation in needed community service.


FAQs On The Foster Grandparent Program


Main Office

226 E. College Ave.
York, PA 17403

Community Progress Council's Foster Grandparent Program includes 20 locations across York County - including elementary schools, Head Start centers and non-profit daycare centers.


Program Director: Deborah Myers