Juvenile Protective Association
People Served/Type of Services: Healthcare, Education/Child and Adolescent Development, Mental Health, Early Childhood, Teens
Types of Help Needed: Activities with Clients
Service Opportunity Details: WeROCK (We Reach Out to Chicago’s Kids) volunteer program: WeRock is a volunteer activity develped to have JPA children interact with adults through a combination of learning and cultivating their own creativity. A JPA staff person leads the activity with a groups of 3rd or 4th graders. Volunteers get to spend time with children that come from low income, underserved neighborhoods. The volunteers get a chance to experience and see first-hand that these children, with just a little attention, get excited about learning and experiencing new things. The volunteers, by just being there, convey to the kids that people from outside their surroundings genuinely care about their well-being and success. The children benefit from interacting with career professionals. Many of the kids have never met anyone from outside of the neighborhood or even traveled outside of their zip code. This activity will make a long lasting and positive impact on these children.
Volunteer Ages: Groups
Frequency Details: Activity takes place at one of JPA partner schools in the Chicago area
Contact Info: Staff: Karen Foley 312-698-6940