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Tri-Valley's Foster Grandparent Program Brings Elders and Youth Together

By Mark Askelson markkrjb@loretel.net (2/12/18)

Crookston, MN -- Those 55 and older with at least 15 hours hours of free time on their hand have an opportunity to share their wisdom and knowledge to make a difference in a young person’s life by volunteering for the Foster Grandparent Program through the Tri Valley Opportunity Council. The Foster Grandparent Program will match your talents and interests to the needs of young children in our community, accord to Jeanette Larson with the Tri Valley Opportunity Council.

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Larson adds the children look up to their foster grandparents and enjoy their presence, and that male figures are a huge help to those young boys and girls who need an adult male figure in their life.

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Larson talks about some of the benefits that come with being involved in the Foster Grandparent Program.

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If you are interested or would like to know more about the Foster Grandparent Program, you can visit them online at www.tvoc.org or call 218-281-5832. The Tri Valley Opportunity Council serves the counties of Northwest Minnesota including Clay, Kittson, Lake of the Woods, Mahnomen, Marshall, Norman, Pennington, Red Lake, and Roseau.