Join JOYA in the Disneyland 5K Family Fun Run
1/22 - Come support our students through running and fundraising by participating in the Disney 5K Run as a runner or sponsor. Details can be found by selecting the image below. REGISTRATION NOW CLOSED, but you can support us financially.
JOYA Needs Volunteer Tutors
12/21 - We need tutors to help our students in the areas of Algebra 2, Trigonometry, AP Biology, Chemistry, Geometry, Language Arts, AP Chemistry, Pre-Algebra and Algebra. Volunteer Commitment is one hour per week for the 2nd Semester, from late January to June. Tutoring will be held at the JOYA office or student's home, both in the Garnet District. Tutoring dates are Tuesday-Thursday from 4-8pm. Please contact Bianca Pena if you would like to help out.
JOYA Receives Children in Poverty Grant
8/1 - We are excited to announce that JOYA Scholars has been selected as a recipient of the American Baptist Home Mission Societies (ABHMS) Children in Poverty Grant. The $3000 grant will be used to support our College Readiness Program which is designed to inspire and prepare high school students from the Garnet Neighborhood for a college education. Students in the program benefit from services and opportunities such as mentoring, tutoring, academic advising, and college tours. Receiving the Children in Poverty grant is significant and exciting to JOYA. We are deeply grateful for the ABHMS's support of our program and commitment to supporting children living in poverty in the United States.
2012 100 CAMPAIGN RESULTS
5/19 - JOYA Scholars concluded it's 100 Campaign this year with a Celebration Event at CF Dance Academy in Downtown Fullerton on Saturday, May 19th. We raised over $15K through your generous donations which will help support a large portion of next school year's programs. We had an opportunity to hear from students Gerardo Perez and Leslie Contreras and mentor Amy Leo about their experiences. Additionally, our guests participated in successful silent auction and enjoyed great food. Our concluding highlight of the evening was our grand prize drawing of a new iPad. Thanks again to everyone who helped make our 100 Campaign a success!
2011 YEAR-END LETTER
11/01 - Please read our year-end letter from the Board of Directors here
4TH ANNUAL SOCAL CHARITY BOWL
11/01 - Epic Church is participating in the 4th Annual SoCal Charity Bowl on Sat., 11/19. They will be fighting for JOYA in Women's Flag Football. Support them by donating to JOYA at our Contribute page or be there in person to cheer Epic Church on! Their goal is to raise $2000!
2011-2012 MENTOR PROGRAM HAS BEGUN!
9/7 & 9/14 - Our program kickoff commenced, beginning our 3rd year inspiring high school students in the Garnet District. We're looking forward to watching our students excel this year in their academic journeys. Thanks to all of our Mentors, Parents, Advisory Team and Staff for planning a great school year.
100 CAMPAIGN CELEBRATION SUCCESS!
5/1 - JOYA Scholars celebrates the 100 Campaign (100 People, 100 Dollars)
Check our Flickr photos from the event here.
Thanks to all of our supporters!
100 CELEBRATION 4/30 AT PÄS GALLERY
BLOGGED ABOUT IN AAM
12/08 - Our benefit concert this Friday was highlighted in the popular "Angry Asian Man" blog. Click here to check out the blog! Our thanks to the blogger for his support of our mentoring program.
FULLERTON OBSERVER ARTICLE
11/13 - A few weeks ago JOYA Scholars was featured in the "Fullerton Observer", the local Fullerton newspaper. Click here to see the short article.
TYPES OF COLLEGES & TRANSFERRING
10/26 - After an exciting rain free tour of CSUF last week, we will be meeting tomorrow night for our second student workshop of the school year! We have the pleasure of having Jessica Parris lead this workshop on the different types of colleges and transfer process. Thank you so much for all your support Jessica. We look forward to seeing you tomorrow!
COLLEGE VISIT TO CSUF
10/20 - Although the weather might not be ideal for a campus tour, we are excited for our first college visit of the year to Cal State Fullerton! Rain of shine, the show must go on!
COLLEGE READY PLANS
10/06 - At our 1st Mentoring Session of the year, students were presented with "College Ready Plans". The plans provide each student with the specific steps they should take, based on their grade level, to get on track for graduation and college admissions.
This is a new strategy JOYA is taking in order to motivate the students to take control of their education and receive as much mentoring as possible.
HOW IT WORKS:
Our thanks to our mentors who provide the accountability, encouragement and pointed advice the students need to be inspired to succeed.
JOYA'S NEW YEAR!
9/22 - We will be starting our 2010-2011 school year tomorrow and JOYA is very excited and please to be working with our mentors: Bethany Anderson, Melanie Baggao, Stephanie Cueller, Sandra Franco, Christine Goedhart, Mike Itagaki, Amy Leo, Jake Martinson, Art Pang, Leona Suegay, Brian Sung, Patience Thompson, Kong Tran and Wilson Yee. We appreciate the time and resources they will be contributing towards the students throughout the year.
SPECIAL THANKS TO FLAME BROILER!
9/14 - The owners of a local Flame Broiler have donated food for our kick-off event tomorrow night! We appreciate their generosity and we are excited for a great start of our 2nd year!
JOYA KICKS OFF NEXT WEEK!
9/8 - We will be having our second annual kick-off event for the start of our new year! Students and parents will be attending the event as we discuss our plans for the 2010-2011 school year.
BIANCA GOT MARRIED!
Our beloved program director was wed to Cole Ng at a beautiful ceremony and celebration on Sunday, Aug. 22nd. Congrats and best wishes to Bianca and Cole!
OFF TO COLLEGE!
Our 3 inaugural seniors - Briana, Viviana, and Jeanette - from the program last school year started college this week!! Have a great first semester! Study hard. We're proud of you!
We are excited to announce that currently we have 28 potential students, twelve who are new to the program for this upcoming year! Special thanks to Solidarity for referring us to several students.
END OF YEAR CELEBRATION
Thank you to all who have participated in our program for this past year. Special thanks to Solidarity for allowing us to use the Solid House last Wednesday, 6/9/2010. We had celebration dinner for the end of our first year, and the mentors and students were given the opportunity to appreciate each other. Each senior shared about their experiences in high school and expectations for college. It was an emotional night yet full of fun and excitement. We are excited to see what the future holds for JOYA in this upcoming school year.
We are excited to announce that one of our high school seniors, Jeanette Gonzalez, received financial aid to cover tuition and books for her first year in college! Congrats Jeanette, we're so proud of you!
SPRING BENEFIT THANK YOU!
A huge thank you to everyone who came out to celebrate with us last Sunday at our JOYA Spring Benefit! Your presence and generosity were a great encouragement to our students and team. Special thanks to all our corporate and table sponsors for making the evening possible, congrats to our auction prize winners, and special gratitude to our current and new donors. Each of your participation and involvement makes it possible for students from Garnet to enroll in our program for the 2010-2011 school year and receive benefits from long-term mentoring, college workshops, and college tours. We are overwhelmed by your response. On behalf of the JOYA team and students...thank you!
3rd Annual 100 Campaign
The JOYA Scholars 3rd Annual 100 Campaign is here! This year’s theme is “College Material” which corresponds to our limited edition T-shirt designed just for this campaign. For every $100 gift, you will be providing a “College Material” T-shirt to a JOYA student or future scholar in the Garnet Neighborhood. For your generous support, we will also send you a T-shirt as a special thank you. It has been noted that simply wearing clothing with a university logo across the front can help change a community’s perception and awareness of college. Imagine what over a hundred Garnet students clad in “College Material” will do for their sense of pride in self and their education!
This year our campaign also celebrates the achievement of our two high school seniors who were accepted to four-year universities! Your support will continue to assist students like them, while expanding our programming next year to include a parent’s class and a junior high program in conjunction with Tuffree Middle School to move toward including earlier education advocacy.
Our annual fundraiser provides a significant amount of funding for the remainder of this school year and much of the next. Your generous support allows JOYA to provide encouragement, advisement, and advocacy through mentoring, tutoring, workshops, and college tours that are key to academic success for low-income minority students.
Thank you in advance for being a friend of JOYA Scholars through our 100 Campaign. We could not do any of this without your support. Most of all, thank you for communicating to a student in the Garnet Neighborhood that they are indeed college material.
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