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…



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!

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





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

GJHP Back To School BBQ this Friday 8/26 5:00-7:00pm

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!

$10/person online or $15/person at the door. Register now online! 

Join us at the GJHP Back To School BBQ this Friday 8/26 5:00-7:00!


2016 Variety Show: “A Broadway Odd-essey III!”

The GJHP Variety show is a loosely scripted performance opportunity for students grades 5-8. While it features the various talents of the participants…it is not a “Talent Show”. Each performer will be in an opening and closing number as well as be placed in at least one featured ‘scene’–as actor, and singer. Some actors may be used in supporting ‘roles’ in additional scenes.

This year’s show : “A Broadway Odd-essey III” is a follow up to last years successful production. It will take a look at several popular Broadway Musicals…in a fun and new way. For example…what would happen if “Annie” was mixed with “Tarzan”…a new musical “Tarz-annie” would emerge about an orphan girl in the jungle!!

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