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…
GJHP would like to invite all 6th grade students to the annual sixth grade dance party!
Friday, March 10th 2017
Central School Small Gym
$15 online/$20 at the door
What is the 6th Grade Dance?
What is the attire for the dance?
Is this a couples dance?
Register Here: 6th Grade Dance
SPRING BOOK BUDDIES
**ALL SPOTS ARE FILLED FOR SPRING 2017 BOOK BUDDIES!
To be put on a waitlist please email email@example.com
Book Buddies is a free literacy program implemented by GJHP, which lasts 10 weeks on Mondays or Wednesdays. The program runs 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 that all participants have fun, build reading skills, develop personal connections and complete the program with a great sense of pride and accomplishment.
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- April 3rd
- April 10th
- April 24th
- May 1st
- May 8th
- May 15th
- May 22nd (Pizza Party)
- March 8th
- March 15th
- March 22nd
- April 5th
- April 12th
- April 26th
- May 3rd
- May 10th
- May 17th
- May 24th (Pizza Party)
Teen Skate Night 2 – CANCELLED!!
We are very sad to report that this event has been cancelled. With all this beautiful weather, Watts Ice Rink has been closed. We are sorry for the inconvenience.
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/
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.
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.
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.
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.
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CIVIC ENGAGEMENT REGISTRATION NOW OPEN
See below for a list of available Civic Engagement opportunities for September through December.
Join us for Glencoe Harvest Fest
Saturday, September 24th 11:00–6:00 in Glencoe on Village Court and Wyman Green.
Family fun, inflatables, games, food and music!
Glencoe Harvest Fest is a community event hosted by GJHP and GYS in collaboration with the GEF’s Fall 5K Run.
Don’t miss out on this day of fun!
Join us for the GJHP Back To School BBQ this Friday night 5-7pm! Start off the school year with an evening of family fun! Activities, DJ music, dinner catered by Real Urban BBQ! Connect with old friends and meet new friends. The BBQ takes place on the Central School Field. See you there!