How grandparents are helping raise American kids
Did you know Grandparents Day was this Sunday? Our friends at Generations United are celebrating all week by highlighting the contributions of grandparents to society, especially for supporting and nurturing kids.
Generations United will show how grandparents and other adults over 50 are involved through “volunteerism and advocacy, financial support, child care, or simply sharing their wisdom and knowledge,” according to Donna Butts, its executive director. To kick things off, they’ve released a new infographic showing the grandparents population boom, how 2.7 million of them are primary caregivers for children, and how their kinship care is keeping families together and saving society $6.5 billion in foster care dollars.
Learn more about grandfamilies, kinship care, and multigenerational advocacy at their website, GrandparentsDay.com!