News for our Volunteer Members


As the President of the National Association of Foster Grandparent Program Directors (NAFGPD), I am so happy to reach out and thank you for choosing to be a member. Every day in Iowa, my Foster Grandparents are doing many of the same things you are doing: helping children master reading, teaching pre-  school children the importance of simple life skills, listening to teenagers working their way out of bad situations, and providing a high five or hug when needed. NAFGPD exists for the purpose of sharing your accomplishments with Congressional leaders and with federal officers who administer the grants. We work hard to communicate news to your Director and also share stories of your dedication. I am honored that you have placed your trust in us to share those stories every day through your membership in the association. The week of April 30-May 6 has been designated as Senior Corps Week, a time to recognize Foster Grandparents, Senior Companions, and RSVP volunteers. 

On behalf of the NAFGPD Board of Directors and your fellow NAFGPD members, I want to send a big THANKS to you  for  what  you  do  each  and  every  day.   It’s  my  privilege to represent you and share in your successes.


In friendship and service,

Jeanine Nemitz, President, NAFGPD