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Are You a Caregiving Grandmother of a Teen? Earn $ If You Qualify…

Project CONNECT – An Online Program for Caregiving Grandmothers and Their Teenage Grandchildren

Kent State University and Arizona State University are conducting a nationwide study with grandfamilies that is funded by the National Institutes of Health. The purpose of this study, known as Project CONNECT, is to learn how online educational programs can give caregiving grandmothers and their teenage grandchildren information and skills to improve their health and well-being. 

  • Participation involves watching a series of online educational videos and completing a total of 5 online surveys at one’s convenience.
  • Each participating family will receive one free Amazon Fire tablet and be eligible to receive monetary payments of up to $150 to both grandmother and her teenage grandchild.
  • Those grandmothers and grandchildren who complete surveys and videos at a similar pace will also earn tickets for raffle drawings of prizes worth $300 each (e.g., Beats wireless headphones, a relaxation package, cash equivalent).
  • Some families might also be asked to complete short daily surveys and be paid up to $126 per person or take part in a one-hour telephone interview at $30 per person.  Importantly, by participating, families will also help us to see if Project CONNECT would be helpful to other grandfamilies in the future.

To be eligible, families must contain a grandmother who has provided full-time care to a teenage grandchild between ages 12-18 for at least six months without major involvement of the grandchild’s birth parents.  Both the grandmother and teenage grandchild will need to participate, but they can complete everything independently at their own pace.

caregivingOver 340 grandfamilies from across the United States are presently enrolled in Project CONNECT and enrollment is continuing through December 2020.

To find out more about Project CONNECT please call toll-free at 1-855-260-2433 or email us at ksuprojectconnect@gmail.com.


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Christine Crosby

About the author

Christine is the co-founder and editorial director for GRAND Magazine. She is the grandmother of five and great-grandmom (aka Grandmere) to one. She makes her home in St. Petersburg, Florida.

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