Grand Family Coalition is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization that provides social activities, support groups, education and referrals for children at risk that have been left behind due to death, mental illness, military deployment or neglect and abandonment. Keeping these children from entering a foster home, “Kinship Families” (grandparents and other family members parties my contact Gail at 970-699-2837 or
Grandparent Essay Contest
AARP and the Colorado School and Public Employee Retirement Association are sponsoring an Essay Contest with the title “My Grandparents are the best grandparents in the world!”  Essays will be judged by CSPERA members and the results will be announced by April 14, 2017.  There will be a first- and second-place winner in each of the four CSPERA State Divisions:  the Metro Division, the Northeast Division, the Southern Division, and the Western Division.   Each winner will receive as follows:
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Boyd County 5th grader’s family and state’s retired teachers celebrate the Crabbe Elementary School statewide essay contest winner – Michael Slone
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When Stormy, age 8, was in kindergarten, her teachers started sending her home from school frequently for vomiting and losing her balance. After a couple doctor visits, the family was told to wait and see what happens. When her situation didn’t improve, her great-grandparents took the lead and arranged for a doctor visit at a local Children’s Hospital. Soon afterwards, Stormy was diagnosed with an amelablastoma, or brain tumor. She’d had it for 6 months.
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Grandparents’ Day this Sunday, Sept. 7, will be even more special for many grandmothers and grandfathers. They were the subjects of essays written by their grandchildren for AARP North Dakota’s “Why I Love My Grandparents” essay contest.
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ParentLink is pleased to promote kinship family research in the state of Missouri! “Understanding the Impact of Family Routines and Rituals in Relative & Kinship Families” is a statewide study being conducted via the University of Missouri-Columbia, College of Education.
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En Español | If you are a grandparent raising grandchildren, you are not alone. There are over 300,000 Californians caring for their grandchildren, including an estimated 24,000 in San Diego County. That's why AARP is proud to be a part of the 2013 Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Symposium taking place in San Diego County on Saturday, September 7th from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
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In the past few weeks, I've been able to attend a 3-year-old’s soccer game, a 5-year-old’s t-ball game, and an 11-year-old’s first school play.  Being Grandma is kind of fun, for me, because I didn’t have children of my own – the children I watched are my oldest step-daughter’s children.  I’m a grandma to six young people now, and it amazes me how much they learn from one visit to the next.  It also amazes me to watch my step-daughters caring for these little ones and guiding them toward adulthood.
During the summer, when the kids are out of school, do you feel like your grandkids rule your roost? Jewish Family Services (JFS) has created a series of events that will allow you to meet other grandparents who care for their grandkids during the summer, and take this opportunity to get out of the house for a grand time!
David Crippens
During Black History Month, AARP is celebrating the stories of six Californians defining what it means to take hold of all of life’s possibilities at any age.
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