Thank You Junior Frontiers for a Successful Drive-Thru Food Giveaway
Thursday, June 11th, 2020
Monday, June 8, 2020, was a beautiful sunny day at Johnson Park Center (JPC) for our Drive-Thru Food Giveaway. Hundreds of households received multiple bags of food thanks to JPC volunteers and Junior Frontiers volunteers, helping to serve the community by bagging and giving out food.
The Junior Frontiers of the Mohawk Valley is the largest all voluntary civic youth organization predominantly for students of color that is based out of Central New York. It was established in 1996 as the student component of the adult civic service organization, Frontiers International of the Mohawk Valley, which is based out of the Utica/Rome area. The Junior Frontiers of the Mohawk Valley has grown to now include not only Utica and Rome, it also includes the Syracuse and Buffalo New York areas. The Junior Frontiers addresses many of the issues facing children of color in our community. It focuses attention on academic excellence, professional development, civic responsibility and self-esteem. Over the last sixteen (18) years, the program has grown from an annual membership of 8 students to over 160 student members per year. The program utilizes special projects, trips, speakers, events, tours etc... to expose the children to the many possibilities that exist for their future.
Without the help of these volunteers and the financial support to purchase food, JPC could not do it. Thank you for all your support!
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