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Linking Youth With Purpose

JAM Connect is designed to support students, strengthen life skills, and develop social-emotional resilience by providing a safe, structured environment. We believe in fostering belonging while helping students build confidence, improve skills, embrace wellness, and reduce risky behaviors while learning in a fun and meaningful community.

JAM Connect is open to all area students in grades 6-12.

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Spend the summer with JAM Connect!

Join us for 6 themed weeks of fun and exploration Monday-Thursday from 12:00-4:00pm! This free summer program is open to all incoming 6th-12th graders. Free meals, activities, field trips, and so much more!


JAM Connect provides opportunities for learning, play, support, and connections in a space where students can express themselves.

Let's Experiment and Create

Use art and science to explore your world. Through engineering, creating, and collaborating, we can learn how to think critically and see beauty all around us. Encourage deeper thinking about the world utilizing the key ideas of science and art.

STEAM Connect

Look at daily experiments and future opportunities through the STEAM lens. Learn what connects Earth, science, technology, and innovation through hands-on experiences.

Mind and Heart

Learn how to discuss and improve emotional responses related to mental health through interaction, games, activities, and discussions.

Word Connect

Build language and communication skills through speech, acting, and writing projects using play and critical thinking.

Jamming Out

Use music to explore an area of interest and build creativity while working on collaboration and accomplishing a common goal.

Move Connect

Learn the characteristics of sportsmanship and teamwork by using game play and competition to point out growth areas and learn new things.

Let's Get Some Skills

Build skills for being healthy, engaged community members who live and work in the community with integrity, consistency, and empathy.

Prep, Prime, and Dine

Fostering basic comfort in the kitchen and increasing skills that allow youth to recognize, prep, and create healthy foods as they learn to try new things and embrace new cultures through meals.

That's Absurd!

Encourage discussion of struggles and successes in life. Youth are challenged to consider the perspective of others, reflect on ways others have provided structure to their lives, and critically think about the path they wish to walk.

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Linking Youth With Purpose

Each day at JAM Connect students are provided with free opportunities to choose pre-planned activities to participate in. While every day is different, homework help and recreation are daily staples to our program.

  • 3:10-3:45 pm: Students arrive, daily program introduction and announcements
  • 3:45-4:30 pm: Meal time
  • 4:30-5:30 pm: Youth programming
  • 5:30-5:50 pm: Recreation time (optional)
  • 5:50-6 pm: Conclusion
JAM Connect Inquiry

Are you interested in getting your child involved in JAM Connect? Click here to complete an inquiry form!