Grandparents Program Underway In Pike County

For many students in Pike County, their grandparents also serve as their legal guardians. Whether that is due to the opioid epidemic or other reasons, Pike County Schools District recognized the theme and wanted to help.Last school year, the Grandparents as Parents program kicked off in the schools creating a support group for grandparents who now find themselves raising their grandchildren.”We know that there is definitely a need in the school district. We see it more and more every day,” said program specialist Kelli Loudermilk.She said the program helps link the grandparents to resources to better understand the modern age and all that comes with it.