Our JA FUN DAY Project is an event that provides a day of fun at Family Farm and is organized to accommodate special needs students of Garland County in grades K-4. The day includes fishing, face painting, a petting zoo, horseback riding, miniature train rides, swings, snacks, story-time and crafts all centered around an educational theme. Lunch is also provided by Outback Steakhouse in Hot Springs.
Our LOOKING INTO FUTURE ENDEAVORS Project assists Garland County teen students in the foster care system by hosting quarterly classes that teach valuable life skills to allow them to become self-sufficient adults. Topics include healthy lifestyles, financial responsibility, cooking and careers.
Our SCHOLARSHIP Project provides scholarship opportunities to local graduating high school seniors and/or currently enrolled college students. We give particular emphasis to those students seeking higher education in a child-related field. In the spring, we recognize the recipients and their accomplishments. Last year, we were able to award $10,000 in scholarships.
Our SCHOOL OUTREACH COMMITTEE pairs a liaison from our membership with each school district in Garland County. The members stay in contact with Parent Center coordinators, counselors and school nurses to monitor the needs of the school. Among other things, we help provide food for backpack programs, hygiene products, clothing items and Christmas gifts for families.