Building Literacy This project encourages literacy by placing books in the hands of children. Three book distributions are held at selected schools in Rogers & Bentonville, impacting approximately 1,400 second grade students.
Crown Club JARB members serve as mentors to the group of 8th – 12th grade girls, providing them an opportunity to grow through service to others in the community. The program promotes leadership skills and instills an appreciation for volunteering. Service projects include a Parent’s Night Out for special needs children and a Literacy Night at a local preschool.
Dinner With Friends at Saving Grace Saving Grace is a transitional living home for young, single women aged 18-25. JARB members get together with residents once a month to cook and share a meal, offering the young women a family-type dining experience.
Head Start JARB conducts monthly birthday parties at area Head Start locations which provide an educational preschool program for low income families. The children are given birthday crowns, books, coloring books & crayons and participate in a craft project and story time led by JARB members.
Kids First JARB members serve as reading and math literacy volunteers with teacher-selected students at Bonnie Grimes and/or Sugar Creek.
Life Skills Mentoring Program at NWA Children’s Shelter This project provides the teenaged female residents with valuable life skills through conversation, games and activities. Topics include Self-Esteem, Healthy Relationships, Dropout Prevention, Conflict Management and Career & Life Planning.
Lunch Buddies A lunch buddy is a caring and supportive adult who offers elementary students ongoing guidance and emotional support for their personal and academic growth.
SnackPacks for Kids This project is a joint effort with Samaritan Community Center to provide nutritional support to children in Benton County who are at risk for hunger or food insecurity on the weekends. JARB members assist in the distribution of the SnackPacks to our assigned schools.
Adopt-A-Need On occasion, our club is asked to help meet a need in the community. These needs are considered as they arise and are approved or declined by the Executive Board and general membership.