Grandma Classie Recognized by Big Brothers Big Sisters

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Connecticut has chosen MD Fox volunteer, Classie Sanders, as the Foster Grandparent of the Year!

The Foster Grandparent program pairs Connecticut schools with compassionate and experienced mentors who provide classroom support. Their roles include assisting with classwork, reinforcing behavioral lessons, and serving as another trusted adult in the classroom.

Classie Sanders, also known as ‘Grandma Classie,’ is a Hartford native and a CT National Guard veteran. The 72-year-old has been part of the Foster Grandparent Program since 2019, and has served at MD Fox since the Spring of 2022. She was chosen as Foster Grandparent of the Year out of more than 60 candidates because of her dedication to the students and her passion for the program.

Grandma Classie says she’s filled with joy when the students greet her with hugs each day.

“It makes me, without any hesitation, get up each and every day to come here,” she said.

Congratulations, Grandma Classie!