JUMP Visits Carnegie Museum

The JUMP program, which is part of the Montgomery County Youth Service Bureau, provides monthly group activities for the mentors and mentees in their program.  This month, they went to the Carnegie Museum to participate in an escape room that was made up of scientific experiments. Upon completing each task, it lead them to the next level.  It was challenging, informative and fun!

The upstairs of the museum held a giant castle with all the things you could imagine from the medieval times for kids to enjoy.  There was also a craft area where the kids were able to make a catapult, which they greatly enjoyed.

 All of this was followed by lunch at Little Mexico.  It was a fun day for the kids and adults all around!

“The kids really worked hard and figured out all the puzzles for the lunar landing,” stated Jill Hampton, JUMP Program Manager.  “It was a hands-on experiment and the kids really enjoyed it. We all learned new things, which made it interesting as well!  The staff at the Carnegie Museum went all out to provide this wonderful game/learning experience.”

The JUMP program is similar to the Big Brother/ Big Sister program where an adult volunteer is matched with a child in the program.  They spend one on one time together and do fun things and share new experiences.

If you are an adult over the age of 21 and would like to be a volunteer, we can always use more caring adults to mentor our children.  If you are a parent or guardian and would like to enroll your child in the program, we will strive to match you child with an adult that can offer your child new experiences and another positive role model.

To become a mentor or enroll your child in the JUMP Program, call Jill at 362-0694 ext. 103 or email [email protected].

To learn more about the Montgomery County Youth Service Bureau, visit www. or visit their Facebook page at

The Montgomery County Youth Service Bureau is a United Way partner agency.