We are so excited to announce...
Jennings County Youth Foundation, JCYF, is a community-based nonprofit organization. Our mission is to partner with a broad network of organizations to support the identified needs and interests of youth in Jennings County. With the help of our tireless staff, we organize fundraisers, exciting community-building events, and in-depth training sessions for our volunteers. We recently announced to the public that we are in the process of building a Boys & Girls Club in Jennings County for the youth. We are expecting to break ground in 2020!
Are you passionate about what we're doing? Let us know! We are always looking for volunteers. We rely on the enthusiasm and generosity of our many supporters to be able to continue the work that we do to raise awareness, offer hope, and provide opportunities for the youth of Jennings County.
Whether you help through monetary donations, volunteering your time, or spreading our mission through word-of-mouth, thank you. We couldn't accomplish our goals without the help of generous supporters like you. Together we raised $125,000 in 2018.
Jennings County continues to rank among the worst for child well-being in the state of Indiana, 59% of students receive free or reduced per the most recent information released by the Indiana Department of Education.
Children who live in economically struggling families "have gaps in learning, knowledge, and socio-emotional development". Engaging the families in our communities requires a shared effort, with youth-service providers, school staff, and community members committed to youth development.
High quality after-school programs generate positive outcomes for youth. Communities and businesses also benefit when youth have safe and productive ways to spend their time while their parents are at work.
We are dedicated to improving the lives of the youth in our community. Your contribution today helps us make a difference.
Thank you to all our volunteers, donors, and supporters. In 2018, we raised $125,000.