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Child Care, Eldercare, Native Peoples

Foster Grandparent Program

The Foster Grandparent Program (FGP), sponsored by Great Lakes Inter-Tribal Council (GLITC) in Lac du Flambeau, is a federally and state funded volunteer program whose mission is to connect tribal elders with youth who can benefit from the assistance, mentoring, tutoring and friendship of an older adult. Volunteers are matched with children in schools, head starts, after school program and tribal youth centers to provide one-on-one and group interaction. Statistics indicate the child-elder connection brings about social, emotional and academic improvements in children. Volunteers benefit from the satisfaction of making a difference, a deeper sense of community connection and social interaction with other senior volunteers. Great Lakes Inter-Tribal Council in Lac du Flambeau places FGP volunteers in the tribal communities where they live.


Volunteers must be at least 55 years old, have an income at or less than 200% of the federal poverty level, and pass a three-part background check including fingerprints. Tribal service areas include Bad River, Brothertown, Ho-Chunk, Lac Courte Oreilles, Lac du Flambeau, Lac Vieux Desert (MI), Menominee, Oneida, Potawatomi, Sokaogon-Mole Lake, Stockbridge-Munsee, St. Croix, and Red Cliff.

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