May 2019 Newsletter

Highlights May is Mental Health Awareness Month and, as you can imagine, that means something special to us at KYJO. As an organization that works with kids from all walks of life, helping those kids achieve better mental health is a BIG DEAL to us, which is why we worked to become an accredited Mental…

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April 2019 Newsletter

Highlights It’s April, which means it’s time to gear up for Big B.A.N.G. weekend! This year’s Big B.A.N.G. (our 7th!) will take place July 12 – 13, with a pre-game celebration at Fresno’s Dave & Buster’s on Friday night, and the FREE “Believe and Achieve” football clinic once again taking place at Fresno State’s Bulldog…

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January 2019 Newsletter

Highlights: Angel Tree Thank You … Thanks to our many wonderful Angel Tree sponsors and hosts, over sixty (60!) underprivileged youth received Christmas gifts this year – making 2018 a great KYJO Christmas. All our KYJO kids’ wishes were fulfilled, and we received some amazing presents, including Kindles, Beats headphones, a guitar, a Nintendo Switch,…

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KYJO Success Story: Nixon

Last month, Nixon (pictured above) showed what consistent hard work and dedication can do, by becoming one of the most successful residents in KYJO history!  Nixon moved up to the fourth and final stage (Test) of our residential group home program, a testament to his perseverance and straightforward attitude. Nixon faces down his fears and struggles each day because he’s dedicated to…

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December Newsletter

Highlights This last month, there’s been so much to highlight and be thankful for! But by far, I’m most proud of how our awesome KYJO team came together, took ownership, and despite many obstacles, completed our CARF national accreditation survey.   Everyone, including our board, mental health personnel, direct care personnel, admins, main office personnel, foster parents, foster youth, and contracted partners, did their part to ensure we showed the CARF surveyors what we’re capable of. But as we pulled together,…

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