It’s a win-win in foster grandparents program



There are currently 40 foster grandparents serving schools in west central Wisconsin

By Ginna Young

There are currently 40 foster grandparents serving schools in west central Wisconsin, including two in Cadott, and one in Lake Holcombe. More fosters who enjoy kids, are needed to work with students who struggle.

“Foster grandparents are matched with teachers who choose students who could benefit from some extra one-on-one attention,” said Mary Jo Hanson, CESA 10 foster grandparent coordinator. “The foster grandparents work individually or with small groups of students on various activities – reading together, practicing math facts, spelling words, catching up on homework, etc.”

Typically, grandparents spend 15 hours each week at their school, but schedules vary depending on needs of the grandparent and the classroom(s) where they are placed. Most
foster grandparents are at school for three days/week, for five hours each time, or four days/week, for four hours each time.

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See Thursday, November 8, 2018, issue of the Courier Sentinel for more of this story. 

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