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 started A Familiar Voice, amonthly literacy program at FCRJ. Through a partnership with Paul Sawyier Public Library, prisoner/parents record themselves reading a book to their child. In December, 18 children received a book recording.
Thanksgiving visitation at Franklin County Regional Jail with 7 families; 12 children.
Officially partnered with K.R.U.S.H. to offer state-wide training of educators.
Pilot KRUSH groups started at Collins Lane Elementary, Hearn Elementary, and Elkhorn Middle School. 51 children attend this weekly support group. WJRF provided $300 stipends to each group.
Second Thursdays, a support group for caregivers, continues to meet monthly. First United Methodist Church now provides bus transportation to any family in need.
18 students attend Operation Making A Change, a weekly intervention program for youth at-risk of being involved in the court system. This group is led by Geo Gibson.
Meagan Morrow and Amy Snow attended the 10th annual Mentoring Summit conference in Washington D.C. The Mentor organization and the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention partnered together to offer this national training of best practices for mentoring programs.
WJRF began using a software program to create data of the families and children we serve.
Provided 226 wrapped gifts for children who attended the Kiwanis and KSU Sharing is Caring Christmas party.
65 children and 31 parents attended our December Family Fellowship Christmas event at The Foundry.
Dale and Taylor Robinson meet monthly with students at Franklin County High School who are directly impacted by students. Each month, more than 100 students attend this group.
How can you you get involved?
Meet with Meagan to discuss opportunities to volunteer and/or mentor. Learn more at wjrfoundation.org or email firstname.lastname@example.org.