JUMP Annual Match Recognition Banquet

Photo courtesy of the Montgomery County Youth Services Bureau. Group of attendees hold a snake as a part of the Silly Safari presentation.

Every year the JUMP program invites all the member of the program to an evening of celebration, appreciation, dinner and a show.  This year was no exception and after a dinner of pizza and pasta, Silly Safari performed with an array of animals and reptiles that had adults and kids alike, laughing out loud.

“The banquet is important because it is the time of year that the JUMP staff can thank the mentors and their mentees for being a part of the JUMP program.  Without all of them and their kind hearts, the JUMP program would not exist,” stated Jill Hampton, JUMP program manager. “It is amazing to see how much the kids have grown each year and to see what great young adults they are turning out to be.  It is also a time to show appreciation for the volunteers in the program because we know they give so much of their time and their hearts.”

The JUMP program consists of adult volunteers and youth from our community that get together on a regular basis to do fun things and share new experiences.  It is such a great way to support our youth and help guide them to make good decisions and better their futures.  All families can use some extra help and support so mentoring youth is so important.

The JUMP program is always looking for volunteers to mentor the youth of our community as well as kids age 6-14 to become mentees in the program.  If you would like to volunteer or know of a child that could benefit from this program, please contact Jill Hampton.  Her email is [email protected] or call 362-0694 ext. 103 for more information.

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The Montgomery County Youth Service Bureau is a United Fund Partner Agency.