Sandparent Reading

Who are Sandparents?

Sandparents are seniors from the Brighton Community who love to read, love children and have a lifetime of stories to share with the next generation. Each Sandparent will be partnered with one child to meet with once a week for about an hour at one of our community partner locations. During that hour, Sandparents will read, sing, play and otherwise interact with the child in the hopes that a mutually rewarding friendship will develop. Children will be between the ages of 1.5 and 6 years old.

What is required of a Sandparent?

  • Sandparents will normally reside in the Brighton area.
  • Sandparents are mature adults who desire to be an active volunteer in our community.
  • Sandparents must be interested in working with children.
  • Sandparents will need to provide their own transportation.
  • Prior to being matched with a child, Sandparents will be interviewed the Program Coordinator and complete a vulnerable sector police check.
  • Sandparents will participate in a special 3 hour training workshop.

What are people saying?

Click here to read testimonials from some of our participants.

Where and when do the meetings of children and "sandparents" take place?

Sandparent sessions will occur at one of our community partners. When the Program Coofdinator matches you with a child she will select a common time and place according to both parties preferences. You will meet at that same time and place for the duration of the program year (if a change is required, contact the Program Coordinator). You may choose your preferred meeting spots from the list of locations found here.

How do I sign up as a Sandparent?

Please fill out this online application.

Sandparent Resources

1. School Bus Cancellations can be heard on local radio stations or found at the following website. If buses are cancelled, it is unlikely your child will be in attendance at school and unnecessary for you to take the risks to your safety to try to venture there.