On December 3rd, J.A.G (Jobs for American Graduates) a state-based national non-profit organization dedicated to preventing dropouts among young people who are most at-risk, hosted a Christmas Party for Trinity Heights Respite Care. Respite Care serves families who have children (0-16) with special needs.

JAG received a $400 grant from Mirror’s Youth as Resources program to carry out this successful event.¬†Parachute and scooter games produced giggles while the reindeer and ornament crafts engaged many. High school youth also provided a face painting station and a visit from Santa.¬†“It was a joy to see these high school young people work together to plan an incredible party” said Connie Rickard, Director of Respite Care.

JAG youth also presented Respite Care with nice gifts and presented each child with a special gift to take home. Tavis Leake, Director of JAG, was pleased to see the youth pull off the event. “They worked to plan, organize and budget each part of the event and the experience with the children was very rewarding.”

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