Not every child has a grandparent ready to lend a helping hand with school work, read them stories or just be a comforting presence in their lives.
The Big Chiefs Little Indians program sponsored by the Clearwater Senior Center and the Clearwater Public Library gives seniors aged 55 years and older, who are interested in volunteering their time, a chance to fill that role.
The program matches volunteers with young children identified by school counselors, social workers or staff as being in need of a helping hand. The children may have an incarcerated parent, be in the foster care system, or have learning or developmental disabilities. They may even be in a military family that has moved around a lot or have a parent deployed overseas or they may just want a grandparent in their life!
The Clearwater Public Library in partnership with the Clearwater Law Enforcement, Clearwater Community Center and USD 264 is beginning a new program here in Clearwater for our Seniors (over age of 55) to be Big Chiefs for our Little Indians here in the Clearwater area. This is a free, volunteer program to connect our Chiefs and Indians for only an hour a week and we want you to be a part of it. If you are interested or have any questions please feel free to contact Tina at the Clearwater Library or Pamela at the Clearwater Senior Center. You can make a difference.
Sign-up at the Library or Senior Center today!