Civic Engagement Events


The following programs represent past years events. Fall 2020 Civic Engagement events will take place virtually until further notice. Please view Civic Engagement offerings on our website calendar.

In recognition of "literacy month," the GJHP will collect books for the month of September. Following a book drive, students have the opportunity to visit Bernie's Book Bank to sort, sticker and label books for communities in need.


In October the GJHP recognizes the 70 million stray animals in the U.S. Creating dog toys in the Oasis and sponsoring a school-wide donation drive for newspapers and towels, the GJHP allows all Glencoe middle school students to learn about abandoned animals and visit PAWS and Orphans to help facilitate local adoptions.

"Animal Welfare"

This November, GJHP partners with organizations who address children's health. Glencoe middle school students write cards, create no-sew blankets, and make craft kits to distributed to children enduring long stays in hospitals.

"Children's Health Awareness"

In December, GJHP volunteers with Feed My Starving Children and Connections for the Homeless to pack meals for those in need, as well as serve and prepare dinner for patrons at A Just Harvest Community Kitchen.

"Food Insecurity"
"Disaster Relief"
"Mental Health"
"Conserving Our Environment"

During the month of March, GJHP will focus on mental health, in particular combatting stress. To bring awareness to this topic, students will have the opportunity to participate in art therapy activities in the Oasis, attend a night of self-care, as well as interact with social support animals.

In the month of February, GJHP recognizes the over 550,00 individuals affected by homeless people living in the United States, (80,000 in the Chicagoland area) by making and distributing kits filled with gloves, socks, snacks, and other simple necessities to be distributed to those who are effected by homeless. 

In April, GJHP will be commemorating Earth Day by focusing on iniatives to care for our world. Students will have the opportunity to attend a community clean up, work in the Central School garden as well as take a trip to the Glencoe Community Garden. 

Glencoe students will dedicate the month of January to domestic disaster relief. To build awareness of the community needs that comes as a result of a natural or human-constructed disaster, Glencoe students will work on projects with Habitat for Humanity and Red Cross. 

In May, GJHP will focus our volunteer efforts on appreciating elderly adults by participating in the Legacy Project and volunteering at a local retirement facility.


"Appreciating Seniors"


The Glencoe Junior High Project (GJHP) is a parent-led, non-profit organization that has sought to engage Glencoe middle school students into the community since 1973. In order to carry out our mission of fostering socially aware, civic-minded and community-oriented individuals, we offer Glencoe 5th-8th grade students, opportunities to volunteer in their community, attend social activites and events, perform on stage, as well as access to a youth drop-in center in Glencoe's Central School. 

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Glencoe, Illinois 60022

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