The Chickasaw Nation Foster Grandparent Program is providing senior adults with the opportunity to mentor young children in child care and school environments, not only making a lifelong connection with the children but also fulfilling their own emotional needs by giving back.The program pairs seniors with young children in south-central Oklahoma local public schools, the Chickasaw Nation Child Development Centers and Head Start Centers.Seniors will spend time with children offering academic support, educational assistance, mentoring and guidance.Foster grandparent Shirley Brown has found the program to be incredibly rewarding during the 12 years she’s served in the Ardmore area. She first volunteered at the Ardmore Head Start Center, and now she is at the Chickasaw Nation Child Development Center.

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