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Camp in a Box…2020 style

You’ve heard us talk about KRUSH a lot. We’re big fans of the program that Kentucky educators Jalina Wheeler and Kristi Whittaker created. Kids Rising Up through Support and Healing was created for students who are dealing with family members that are or have been incarcerated. It was made by educators for educators. It’s a perfect mix of resources for […]

How to Help While You’re Healthy at Home

It’s the first of May and our year isn’t going as planned. Neither is yours. Like everyone else, we’ve had to change our plans, postpone gatherings and sit and wait. We’re using our time wisely- with virtual board meetings, trainings and other things to keep us busy, we are making big plans for the future of the Wanda Joyce Robinson […]

Share the Love

Valentine’s Day…whether you’re a fan of the holiday or not, we can probably all agree that this world could use a little more love. No matter what you’re feeling this week, we happen to know a lot of kids that could benefit from some extra love in their lives. One of our board members said it best when asked why […]

Did you know?

Did you know?

The Wanda Joyce Robinson Foundation is kicking off 2020 with lots of new ideas and plans! We can’t wait to bring you along this journey during the next year. If you haven’t already, join our family! Together, we can make a difference in this community and beyond. Here are some updates on what’s been going on around here: Recently, we […]

Did you know?

Did you know?

We’ve been busy this fall! Here’s a little update on what’s happening in the Wanda Joyce Robinson Foundation right now: Americorps Vista Meagan Morrow has recruited 20+ volunteers and we’re always looking for more. Contact her at info@wjrfoundation.org to get involved!Since August, we have received referrals for 31 children from Franklin County Regional Jail and an additional 43 referrals from […]

Fund A Need 2020

Fund A Need 2020

“Not only do extracurricular activities instill great values like teamwork, responsibility and a sense of community, they have also been proven to boost school attendance, academic success, and aspirations for continuing education past high school. Additionally, they are linked to healthier choices like avoiding drug use and maintaining a healthy body weight.” (National Education Association, http://parents.nea.org/keeping-kids-curious/value-extracurricular-activities/) After school activities keep […]

Bringing KRUSH to Frankfort

Bringing KRUSH to Frankfort

K.R.U.S.H. (Kids Rising Up through Support and Healing) was created for students who are dealing with parents, guardians or family members that are or have been incarcerated.  KRUSH was created by Kristi Whittaker and Jalina Wheeler, two educators in Russell Independent Schools. The idea for a support group to help kids with incarcerated parents came from years of watching them […]