2019-2020 COMMUNITY SERVICE PROJECTS

BackPacks4Kids – Filling backpacks with non-perishable items for children to take home every Friday of the school year that qualify for the Federal Free and Reduced Lunch Program so that they have food to eat on the weekends.

Children’s Life Skills – 8 Lessons per school year (September-April) using community speakers, hands on activities and art to teach successful habits and practices to children ages 6-18 at Boys & Girls Club. 

Happy Feet/Fun Day With JA – We will teach line dancing to citizens with learning disabilities and their families. Our goal is to promote social interaction among special needs citizens and their families. There will also be “Art of Possibility” Fun Days were special needs citizens are exposed to arts and crafts activities.

Hearts United – The objective of this project is to break the cycle of dependency, whether it be physical or emotional for a struggling family in the community.

Juniors In Service – JAS members mentor up to 50 high school juniors and introduce them to volunteerism in our community assisting in several service projects throughout the school year.

Literary Liaisons – JAS members offer individual and small group assistance in reading and language arts for children K-4th grade in various classrooms and schools in the community.

Spelling Bee – Organize and sponsor school wide Spelling Bees at two of our area junior high schools and help prepare finalists for the regional competition in New Orleans. 

S.T.E.A.M. In the Park 2020-One Day Event/Festival for K-6 students in Heritage Park. There will be various STEAM stations, demonstrations, and activities for the children to take part in. High School students will also be providing the entertainment and helping to volunteer at the event. This project will serve the children in the community by helping get students interested to STEAM.