The Social Development impact area employs strategies designed to improve problem solving skills, coping skills and to build self-esteem in children and youth. Projects provide access to information that will support positive life choices and help promote team building and socialization. Projects include:
Making Connections and Rewarding Success and Community Exploration
Volunteers operate a merit-based store, provide “happies” for students who exhibited positive behavior, welcome new students with a care package, and assist with field trips.
Arts Explosion Camp
Weeklong summer arts camp for local elementary school children, hosted with HIS Heart Ministries, Calvary Baptist Church.
Camp JLJ (Junior Leadership Jumpstart)
A weeklong summer camp where middle school students learn the importance of academic success while exploring the college admission and financial aid processes.
G.R.A.C.E. (Girls Rule! Accepting, Caring, Empowering)
Volunteers help build self-esteem, self-respect, and values while encouraging healthy choices and helping girls aged 12-18 take steps toward independent living.
A weeklong summer camp for elementary students from several public schools in the Jackson area.
McClean Fletcher Center
Throughout the school year, volunteers of the McClean Fletcher Center project provide grief support to children ages 4-18 and assists with outreach to families.
Sensory Fun and Learning
Volunteers provide sensory activities for children with special needs, ages six weeks to six years of age and organize activities that incorporate various learning experiences through sensory play.