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MSU Extension grandparents project receives award

August 20, 2013 -- MSU News Service


Montana Grandparents Raising Grandchildren, a project of Montana State University Extension, recently won the 2013 Grandfamilies Award from Generations United. Sandy Bailey, right, is pictured accepting the award on the organization’s behalf from Susan Dreyfus of the Alliance for Children and Families/Families International. Photo courtesy of Sandy Bailey.   High-Res Available

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Montana Grandparents Raising Grandchildren, a project of Montana State University Extension, recently won the 2013 Grandfamilies Award from Generations United.

The award is given in recognition of outstanding contributions to the field of grandparents and other relative caregivers raising children. 

Montana Grandparents Raising Grandchildren provides support, education and resources for grandparents and others who are raising relative children. The project also coordinates a network of 28 local contacts and support groups across Montana. Sandy Bailey, head of the MSU health and human development department, started the project in 2002 when she was the Extension family and human development specialist.

Generations United is a national organization focused on improving the lives of children, youth and older people through intergenerational strategies, programs and public policies. The organization represents more than 70 million Americans and is made up of more than 100 national, state and local organizations. Since 1986, Generations United has served as a resource for policymakers and the public on the economic, social and personal imperatives of intergenerational cooperation. The group aims to stimulate collaboration among aging, children and youth organizations and provide a forum to explore areas of common ground while celebrating the richness of each generation.

Contact: Deb Redburn, (406) 994-6890 or dredburn@montana.edu