Foster Grandparent Programs are administered through local community non-profit agencies with the approval of AmeriCorps Seniors.
Foster Grandparents of the Wyoming Rockies serves seven counties: Albany, Carbon, Sweetwater, Uinta, Lincoln, Sheridan and Johnson. Grandparents can be placed in classrooms, residential treatment facilities, day care centers, child development centers and other programs.
Current Volunteer Stations are located in the following areas: Laramie, Rawlins, Rock Springs, Evanston, Afton, Ranchester, Buffalo and Sheridan, WY (see map below).
The Foster Grandparent Program provides volunteer opportunities for low-income seniors from all economic, educational, and social backgrounds to serve children and teenagers who need one-on-one assistance.
This assistance may include tutoring, teaching remedial skills, motivating, mentoring, listening, serving as role models, reading aloud, holding and caring for babies, as well as teaching practical living and coping skills. They serve at no cost to themselves.
The Program enables limited income persons, 55 years and older, to remain physically and mentally active as well as to supplement their income. Volunteers help to alleviate the academic, physical, mental, and or emotional problems of children and adolescents having special or exceptional needs.
Foster Grandparents of the Wyoming Rockies is sponsored by Action Resources International.
Mission Statement: To foster a healthy, unified and productive community through the cultivation of mentoring relationships between wise elders and children with identified needs.