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If you would like to learn how your business can become a Friends Program Business Sponsor in 2019, please contact Martha Dickey, Development Director, for more information at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 603-228-7604. You can join other wonderful businesses like these in showing your support for the great work that the Friends Program does across New Hampshire.

Serve, Encourage, Inspire
Do you - or someone you know - enjoy helping children learn?
 
100 0646You or a fellow senior can make a big difference in the lives of N.H. youngsters. 
 
Foster Grandparents are retired folks, 55 and up, who take great pride and satisfaction in helping kids reach their potential.
 
As a volunteer, you'll serve in a school or childcare center close to home. Also, Friends Foster Grandparents choose the age level of the children they work with. Foster Grandparents work one-on-one or in small groups of kids to help them achieve. The children will be thankful for the support - and you'll feel good knowing that you're helping kids grow and reach their potential. 
 
Also, through a federal grant the Friends Program has secured, income-eligible seniors receive a tax-free stipend to offset expenses related to their service; this stipend does not affect Social Security or housing benefits. 
 
Why should you volunteer? One of our volunteers said it best:
 
"Being a Foster Grandparent has brought me nothing but joy, and a good feeling of being able to help some of these beautiful children, in our schools. They need our help and love."
 
Call 228-0141 to learn more about this wonderful opportunity. Get involved. Help children in your community.

Ann Horgan Hampstead Central

Want to make a difference in a child’s life in our community?  

The Friends Foster Grandparent Program places seniors in local schools helping children read, learn, and be mentored by caring adults 55 and up. And we need volunteers!

Highlights of this wonderful program include:

- By volunteering in a local elementary or preschool you’ll mentor and support children academically and emotionally while building meaningful relationships with students and other adults in the community. 

- Income-eligible seniors receive a grant-funded, tax-free stipend that won’t affect your Social Security benefits or any other assistance. 

- Encouraging a child to reach their goals gives you a sense of purpose and gives that child confidence and the comfort of a caring adult.

The Friends Program coordinates the only Foster Grandparent Program in New Hampshire and we have openings in many communities! Maybe your hometown school is one of them!

For more information on how to become a Foster Grandparent Volunteer please call 1-800-536-1193 or visit http://www.friendsprogram.org/programs/foster-grandparent.

 

 

 

 

Be Someone Who Matters to Someone Who Matters
Make a difference in the life of a Merrimack County young person. Be a mentor. The first step is coming to one of our monthly orientations that will introduce you our program and outline what's involved. Step up and step in to help a needy child. Call 228-0108 today to get started.

Friends Youth Mentoring Orientation(s):
Monday, September 9th from 5:00 - 7:30PM **Teens**
Tuesday, October 22nd from 4:30 - 7:00PM

 

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Venue: 
The Friends Program, 202 North State Street, Concord, NH
4:30-7:00pm unless otherwise noted
Interested?  Have questions?  Want more information? Call 228-0108 to speak with a Youth Mentoring Coordinator.

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