Seniors share time, experience as Head Start volunteers

April 24, 2017

Each morning that Janice Jenkins walks into her classroom, she braces herself as 17 preschoolers swarm her with hugs. Jenkins, 70, is a Senior Corps volunteer and participant in the Foster Grandparents program. She donates her time and energy to the Head Start preschool at 2825 S. 200 East, assisting the classroom's teacher and imparting wisdom to the young students. "I love working with children," she said. "I did not know that I could after I raised my own. The literacy that we teach to them makes it such a thrill." On Monday, Salt Lake County Mayor Ben McAdams encouraged senior citizens in the community to join the county's Senior Corps, where they can participate in programs such as Foster Grandparents, Meals on Wheels and even ride-sharing.

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