The Santa Rosa County School Board renewed its agreement Thursday, June 9 to continue allowing seniors in the Foster Grandparent Program to assist in county school classrooms.
The agreement through the Council on Aging of West Florida allows low income seniors, age 55 and up, to volunteer as mentors and assistants in schools, Head Start programs, early learning centers and other children’s programs. Volunteers can work up to 20 hours per week and receive a small hourly stipend, supplemental insurance, help with transportation and meal costs, an annual physical examination, and a 40-hour, pre-service orientation.
Although she’s excited to continue partnering with the county, program director Robin Stephens said she wants more participation by seniors in Santa Rosa.
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