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Justice & Opportunity for Youth (JOY)

 

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Organization: Justice & Opportunity for Youth (JOY)

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Organization Mission: Our Mission To inspire and empower young women and girls to embrace and develop their personal strengths to improve the quality of life for themselves and their community.

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JOY

JOY connects with young women and girls in middle school and high school, encouraging healthy relationships and good decision-making skills. We strive to build them into leaders in their schools and communities.

JOY works through a documented change theory that relies on the concepts of Belonging, Generosity, Competence, and Independence. Through understanding, practicing and living these values, along with caring adults for correction and guidance, the pattern of poverty, crime and neglect can be broken by girls and young women.

JOY is committed to partnering with community organizations, schools, established medical & social work communities, businesses and other non-profit organizations in the belief that no single program can resolve the overwhelming needs of high-risk girls and young women. The volunteers that work with JOY youth understand the social norms, poverty barriers and cultural expectations that often prevent traditional programs from being effective. They also understand how to access the care, basic needs and attention that all youth need. Tutoring/mentoring, college visits, field trips and experiential lessons are tools used by the volunteers.

JOY is not a faith-based program and is open to girls and young women of all faiths.


 


Related News and Status


 

Status Reports / News 
Related PlanScape Status on: Children & Youth, Diversity and Inclusion
February 17, 2019: Education, Health and Recreation Space (DMC UMR/Rec sub-district) 2019 DMCC

The DMC EDA, City of Rochester and UMR will begin discussions about future sub-district development. 

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February 02, 2019: History Center to present Traveling While Black

The “Traveling While Black” exhibit being developed by the History Center of Olmsted County will chronicle the challenges faced by black motorists prior to the passage of the Civil Rights Act in 1964.

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January 28, 2019: Race Exhibit Returns to Rochester

Updates from Tony Williams, Science Museum of Minnesota

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December 19, 2018: CHNA Meeting and News

December 13, 2018 CHNA meeting minutes. 

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November 17, 2018: Race Exhibit 2018

Reviving 2009 Race Exhibit in a condensed version.

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November 17, 2018: Kiwanis Club of Rochester 4Q 2018 Community Services

These are some of the volunteering activities that we participated in.

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November 12, 2018: Diversity Council newsmaker

A sample of Diversity Council community engagement activities.

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October 16, 2018: Cradle to Career publishes community report

Cradle to Career published Community Report and recruiting Collaborative Action Network (CAN) conveners for Kindergarten Readiness and On-Time Graduation.

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September 16, 2018: Agreement with Minnesota Department of Human RIghts

RPS, ISD 535, entered into collaboration agreement with MDHR.

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July 30, 2018: Closing referral disparities (resolution agreement with Office of Civil Rights)

July 18, 2018 Commissioner Lindsey of the MN Department of Human Rights Forum with Rochester Community.

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Lvl 1: Children & Youth ; Diversity and Inclusion

Lvl 2: Women ; Recreation & Open Space

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