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GSEP Celebrates National Foster Care Month

May 26, 2021  | 1 min read

May is National Foster Care Month in the United States! During this month, we acknowledge foster parents, family members, volunteers, mentors, policymakers, child welfare professionals, and other members of the community who help children and youth in the foster care system find permanent homes and connections.

We appreciate all of the Pepperdine GSEP Foster Grandparent Program volunteers who serve in Los Angeles County with at-risk youth and children who are in the foster care system. We would also like to thank all of our community partners that participate in this effort of bettering the lives of the youth in the foster care system. Thank you!

The Foster Grandparent Program (FGP) offers a multigenerational approach to community volunteerism by giving seniors the opportunity to volunteer with youth ranging from infancy to 21 years of age. Foster Grandparents are mentors, tutors, and friends to children with exceptional needs or circumstances. We partner with schools and community-based organizations in service planning areas (SPA) 4, 6, 7, and 8, which encompass Inglewood, Carson, Compton, Long Beach, Los Angeles, Hollywood, Mid City, Torrance, and Watts. We invite you to learn more about our dedicated volunteers, community partners, and the Foster Grandparent Program