Seniors in Service was honored to welcome City of Tampa Mayor, Jane Castor, to our Foster Grandparent in-service training in April! Mayor Castor partners with Seniors in Service through her “Castor’s Classroom Companions” initiative to place volunteers into classrooms in three Tampa elementary schools, a project funded by AmeriCorps Seniors.
Together we are making a positive impact on the community by tutoring young children and showcasing the importance of service in Tampa.
Mayor Castor praised our Foster Grandparents and surprised them with ‘Castor’s Classroom Companions’ t-shirts. One volunteer was overheard saying, “The Mayor is thanking us, but I’m the lucky one who gets to be with the kids!”
Support from Mayor Jane Castor, City of Tampa, and AmeriCorps means more children will improve literacy and emotional intelligence skills through tutoring and mentoring from Classroom Grandparents. Click the button below to watch the Fox 13 News story and get a closer look at that day, including testimonials from our outstanding volunteers!