Lincoln Elementary School Principal Sam Skeels said that the Foster Grandparent Program is an "integral part of the success of our school."
"They help with academics, they help teachers and add to the atmosphere," Skeels
"We call them all 'grandma.'"
The Foster Grandparent Program - through the Lenawee County Department on Aging
- provides volunteers 55 years or older at 20-30 hours a week at education locations in Lenawee, Monroe and Hillsdale counties.
appreciates the five volunteers in ways that words cannot adequately express.
"They love and care about the kids," Skeels
"That for me as a principal is what I want in all adults.
To have foster grandmas come here out of the goodness of their heart, what a blessing that is.
"If I could put one in every single classroom, I'd do it in a heartbeat," Skeels