We are on a mission to give individuals the tools they need to permanently break the cycle of poverty.
JUNIOR ACHIEVEMENT BIZTOWN
Connecting the dots between what kids learn in school and how it’s applied in the real world isn’t that simple. That’s why we choose to introduce our local youth to JA BizTown. JA Biztown is an engaging, hands-on program that introduces local students to economic concepts, workplace
skills, and personal and business finances.
Click here to learn about our JA Biztown Program.
DRIVE FOR SCHOOL SUPPLIES
Do you remember those first day of school jitters? Who will be in my class? What should I wear? Will I be able to eat lunch with my friends? For some students, they also worry about having the classroom supplies they need to succeed.
As COVID-19 continues to spread, the future has never felt so unpredictable. While there’s a lot of uncertainty, we know now, more than ever, our children need us, and we need you!
Click here to learn about our annual Drive for School Supplies
WHAT WE'RE FIGHTING FOR
One cannot eradicate poverty with just one solution, but one can start with one step. Our programs are taking one step every day towards solving poverty and are crucial keys to helping children be academically successful and have a better quality of life.
As we approach 77 years of doing good in the community, we remain committed as ever to improving the lives of vulnerable kids and families. To learn about the different tools we are using to fight the battle against poverty, click on any of the photos below.
Every 6.5 minutes a child is diagnosed with irreversible vision loss that could have been prevented with early detection. Vision disorders are one of the most common disabling conditions in childhood; yet, up until 2019, vision screening in schools was not mandated by the state of Arizona. With vision problems affecting nearly 13.5 million children nationwide and 1 in 4 children in Yuma County, the need to accurately detect potential vison disorders and get children into a pair of eye glasses is overwhelming.
Click here to learn about EyeSpy 20/20
Did you know children are unable to regulate their body temperatures as adults do?! This can be a dangerous illusion because young children's bodies are less able to regulate their internal temperature than those of adults, and thus more prone to hypothermia as a result of their bodies' smaller surface area, smaller amounts of subcutaneous fat, and a not-yet-fully-developed ability to shiver. So they may be telling the truth when they claim not to feel cold, but they're probably more at risk than adults!
Click here to learn more about our Coat Drive.