Jennings County continues to rank among the worst for child well-being in the state of Indiana, 47% of public school children receive free lunches per the most recent Kids Count Survey by the Indiana Youth Institute.
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. .
Jennings County Youth Foundation, JCYF, is a community-based not-for-profit organization focused on promoting quality and affordable activities for 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.
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 over 100 volunteers served over 500 youth and raised $76,000.
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 2017, we raised over $76,000.