Support UPO's Foster Grandparents Program

by United Planning Organization
Support UPO's Foster Grandparents Program
Support UPO's Foster Grandparents Program
Support UPO's Foster Grandparents Program
Support UPO's Foster Grandparents Program
Support UPO's Foster Grandparents Program
Support UPO's Foster Grandparents Program

Project Report | Apr 5, 2024
She Learns More + Returns to the White House

By Zohar Rom | Writer/Editor

UPO Foster Grandparent Beverly Massey
UPO Foster Grandparent Beverly Massey

I’m legally blind but I’ve learned to use the computer. I’m proud to do it. I feel comfortable and grasp more as I go.”

      - Beverly Massey, a UPO Foster Grandparent for 6 years who nurtures children at UPO’s Frederick Douglass Early Childhood Education Center

Grandma Massey is extraordinary and determined. She uses her new computer skills for early education and for her everyday needs.

She adores helping our youngest students learn: “I love the children — they want to sit on my lap all at one time! I look forward to every day with them.”

Grandma Massey is also one of our senior volunteers who participated in the White House Easter Egg Roll this week!

UPO’s involvement is now a tradition. Last year, our team helped children navigate the Rose Garden during the Easter Egg Roll, especially children with special needs. Then the White House staff invited our Foster Grandparents to return… not just to offer thanks but also to get our seniors’ advice on how to improve inclusion in federal programs for children, seniors, and others. Our Foster Grandparents’ wisdom led to a spirited discussion that has sparked ongoing engagement with the White House.

(The photo shows our Foster Grandparent team at the event (l. to r.): Beverly Massey, Douglas Raspberry, Program Coordinator Yvette Thompson, LaFreda McCoy, Project Director Cheryl Christmas (back row), and Maureen Morris.)

WH Foster Grandparents (see caption in the story)
WH Foster Grandparents (see caption in the story)
Our team with children at the WH Easter Egg Roll
Our team with children at the WH Easter Egg Roll
The White House Rose Garden before the Egg Roll
The White House Rose Garden before the Egg Roll
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"We love you, Grandma!"

By Zohar Rom | Writer/Editor

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White House Invites UPO's Foster Grandparents

By Zohar Rom | Writer/Editor

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United Planning Organization

Location: Washington, DC - USA
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Jo Boukhira
Washington , DC United States
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