Welcome!

Welcome to the Glencoe Junior High Project (GJHP)! The GJHP is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that provides middle school students who reside in Glencoe with a wide range of programs designed to encourage personal growth, social responsibility, and community engagement.  Our four primary program areas are community service, social events, the GJHP Play, and the Oasis drop-in center. Click here to read more…

Girls Night – Self Defense Class!!

Girl’s Night: Self Defense Class

Join us for our first girl’s night of the year!

Self Defense Class at Krav Maga 

Friday, February 3rd 

3:30pm to 5:30pm

All 5th-8th grade girls and their mothers are welcome!

Registration: $15 per person
This fee covers participation, transportation and a light snack!

 SIGN UP HERE: SELF DEFENSE 

GJHP is very excited to give you the opportunity to participate in an educational, self-defense class at Krav Maga with your friends and your mom! 

Questions? Contact Fiona Jessup at Fiona@gjhp.org

ALL SHOOK UP TICKETS Live Now!

ALL SHOOK UP tickets are now available for sale at gjhp.brownpapertickets.com for $13.00 + $1.50 convenience fee (per ticket). As of 7:00 a.m. on January 19th, there were still a few Premium seats available for $18.00 + $2.00 each. Central School families can also purchase via cash or check (no convenience fee) via the Oasis or by contacting tickets@gjhp.org.

If you have never purchased from Brown Paper Tickets before, we recommend you look at our tip sheet because it can be quirky.  A list of double-cast roles and the featured performers by show night can also be found on our ticket information page.

IMPORANT NOTE for CAST AND CREW FAMILIES who purchased SUNDAY tickets: For anyone who purchased Sunday tickets at the Pre-Sale – the site incorrectly showed a 3:00pm start time. The correct start time is 1:00opm. If you have already printed tickets, please re-print them and they should now show the correct time, as should any mobile tickets.

If you have any questions, please contact tickets@gjhp.org. Please bear in mind we are all volunteers, but will do the best we can to resolve any issues. Thank you for supporting GJHP!

 

Teen Skate Night

Teen Skate Night 

Friday, January 27th at Watts 6:30pm-8:30pm

Come skate or play broom-ball with all of your friends at Watts! A fun night full of s’mores, games, hot cocoa, and of course, ice skating. We are happy to partner with the Glencoe Park District and offer a fun night for all 5th-8th graders. 

 $5 – Season pass holders 

$15 – Non-season pass holders

**Payment includes ice skate rental, food, games and more!

SIGN UP HERE: TEEN SKATE NIGHT

WINTER CIVIC ENGAGEMENT – NOW OPEN!

WINTER CIVIC ENGAGEMENT

***If you are registering more than one child for the same activity, you will need to use a different email for each child. The system unfortunately will not allow you to use the same email more than once in one activity.

Registration Fees: In order to maintain our high quality programming, the GJHP charges a NON-REFUNDABLE $10 fee* to participate in our civic engagement outings. This fee is due at the time of registration by paying with a credit or debit card. Registration is incomplete without payment. Once charged, these fees are nonrefundable, even in the event your child cancels their participation in the activity.

Cradles to Crayons Giving Factory (5th-8th): 3:30pm-7:30pm

A new volunteer opportunity for the GJHP this year, the C2C Giving Factory provides children from birth to age 12, living in low-income and homeless situations, with the essential items they need to thrive at home, school and play. The Factory supplies these items free of charge by collecting new and nearly new children’s items through community drives. Donations are then processed and packages by volunteers. We will be traveling to the Giving Factory in Chicago to process, sort and package items for donation. For more information on this organization please visit their website at: https://www.cradlestocrayons.org/

Monday, January 23rd 

Monday, February 27th

 

Uptown Cafe (12 Years Old and Up): 3:30pm-8:30pm

Volunteering at the Uptown Cafe is an incredible experience for our 6th-8th grade Central School students, offering them a unique opportunity to provide dignity, hope and sustenance to those in need. Located on the North Side of Chicago, the Uptown Cafe is a restaurant style anti-hunger program, where once a month our students serve the Cafe patrons a sit-down hot meal, and also share their company and time with people in need.

Thursday, January 12th 

Thursday, February 2nd

Tuesday, March 7th

 

A Just Harvest (6th-8th Graders): 3:30pm-8:00pm

About once a month 6th-8th grade Central School students have a wonderful opportunity to volunteer at A Just Harvest, a soup kitchen located in the Rogers Park community. They will be assisting with setup, cleanup, and serving nutritious meals to people and families in need.

A Just Harvest is unique because they are the largest and only self-standing community soup kitchen in the Chicago Metro area and they serve hot meals 365 days a year to anyone in need. No one is turned away. This provides Glencoe students with more than just a chance to help provide nourishment for people, but a chance to welcome everyone no matter the race, culture or socioeconomic background.

Students will meet in the Oasis immediately after school for a light snack. We leave for A Just Harvest around 4:00pm, depending on traffic. We will finish serving dinner and cleaning up around 7:00pm. A parent chaperone or GJHP staff member will drop your child off at home around 8:00pm.

Monday, January 9th 

Tuesday, February 28th

Tuesday, March 14th 

 

Bernie’s Book Bank (5th-8th Graders): 3:30pm-6:00pm

Located in Lake Forest, Bernie’s Book Bank collects new and gently used children’s books and redistributes them to at-risk children throughout the Chicagoland area. You child will sort, stickers and bag books for redistribution.

Students will meet in the Oasis immediately after school for a light snack and we will leave for Bernie’s Book Bank at 3:35pm. We will volunteer from 4:00pm-5:30pm. A parent chaperone or GJHP staff member will drop your child off at home around 6:00pm.

Tuesday, January 31st

Tuesday, February 21st

 

CJE Senior Life (5th-8th Graders): 3:30pm-5:30-pm

5th-8th grade Glencoe students have an amazing opportunity to volunteer at CJE SeniorLife and connect with residents in the Alzheimer’s and Dementia Unit. Students arrive with fantastic energy and enthusiasm, bringing joy to the residents living there!

Students will meet in the Oasis immediately after school for a light snack. We will leave for CJE SeniorLife at 3:35pm. We will volunteer from 4:00pm-5:00pm. A parent chaperone or GJHP staff member will drop your child off at home around 5:30pm.

Wednesday January 18th 

 

ALL SHOOK UP Sign-ups Live NOW!

To sign up for Cast or Crew, please do ALL of the following:

  • Complete an online application
  • Submit Cast or Crew fees via PayPal or submit a check made out to GJHP and submit it c/o Audra Donnelly. Your child can drop it off in the Oasis, it can be left at the Central School office in a an envelope to Audra’s attention, or you can mail it to GJHP, 620 Greenwood Avenue, Glencoe, 60022. If paying by check, please include your child(ren)’s name(s) on the memo line of your check.
  • If you/your child is auditioning for a role in the Cast, make sure you sign up for a 1-hour audition slot on Monday October 17th or Tuesday October 18th

Please note: To ensure a safe and rewarding experience for all Crew participants, we are only able to accommodate the first 20 students who complete and submit applications for the Crew. Any applicants after #20 will be placed on a waitlist in the order their application is received. If you submit payment and we re unable to accommodate your child, your payment will be refunded in full.

Thank you for your interest in ALL SHOOK UP!

CIVIC ENGAGEMENT SIGN UP INFO!

CIVIC ENGAGEMENT REGISTRATION NOW OPEN

See below for a list of available Civic Engagement opportunities for September through December.
Click on the DATE to register for each event. If you have any questions please contact Audra Donnelly, Executive Director at audra@gjhp.org.
**Please note: If you are registering more than one child for the same activity, you will need to use a different email for each child. The system unfortunately will not allow you to use the same email more than once in one activity. 
Registration Fees: In order to maintain our high quality programming, the GJHP charges a NON-REFUNDABLE $10 fee* to participate in our civic engagement outings. This fee is due at the time of registration by paying with a credit or debit card. Registration is incomplete without payment. Once charged, these fees are nonrefundable, even in the event you or your child cancels their participation in the activity.

 

Glencoe Community Garden (5th-8th Graders): 3:30pm-5:00pm 

Wednesday September 14th

 

Cradles to Crayons Giving Factory (5th-8th Graders): 3:30pm-7:30pm

Tuesday, September 27th

Tuesday, November 15th

Tuesday, December 13th

 

Uptown Cafe (12 Years Old and Up): 3:30pm-8:30pm

Thursday, October 6th

Tuesday, November 22nd

Thursday, December 15th

 

A Just Harvest (6th-8th Graders): 3:30pm-8:00pm

Tuesday, October 25th

Monday, December 12th

 

Bernie’s Book Bank (5th-8th Graders): 3:30pm-6:00pm

Tuesday, October 18th

Friday, November 4th

Friday, December 2nd

 

CJE SeniorLife (5th-8th Graders): 3:30pm-5:30-pm

Thursday, October 20th

Thursday, December 8th

 

 

Book Buddies: Registration NOW OPEN!

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Book Buddies is a literacy program implemented by GJHP, which lasts 10 weeks on either Mondays or Wednesdays.  The program runs in the fall starting on Monday, September 19th or Wednesday, September 21st from 4:00-4:40pm at the Glencoe Public Library. Book Buddies pairs students in K-2nd grade with a 5th-8th grade buddy to mentor them in the area of literacy.  Book Buddies insures all of the participants have fun, build reading skills, develop personal connections and complete the program with a great sense of pride and accomplishment!
Click on the day you want to register for. If you have any questions please email Audra Donnelly at audra@gjhp.org

MONDAY BIG BUDDY REGISTRATION

MONDAY LITTLE BUDDY REGISTRATION

WEDNESDAY BIG BUDDY REGISTRATION

WEDNESDAY LITTLE BUDDY REGISTRATION

 
**Please note the number of little buddy spots depends on the number of big buddies that sign up.