For the eighth consecutive year, JDJ participated in the Youth Village Backpack Heroes Back-to-school drive. The Backpack Heroes campaign provides new backpacks and school supplies to children and young adults. In Massachusetts, backpacks and school supplies collected go to more than 300 children and young adults. JDJ team members supported this annual campaign by making donations and purchasing school supplies. One of JDJ’s favorite parts about the program is the ability to sponsor a child or young adult by providing all the school supplies they need to ensure they have a successful year. This year the team was able to sponsor seventeen children and young adults by completing seventeen back-to-school lists.
Youth Villages is a non-profit organization that provides help for children and young adults across the United States who face a wide range of emotional, mental, and behavioral problems. Their mission is to help children and families live their lives successfully. In 2018, the Youth Villages staff were able to make impacts on the lives of nearly 27,000 children, families, and young adults in 16 states.
We appreciate our team’s generosity to provide to the students this year. We look forward to supporting even more students during next year’s cam