The JAM program provides an opportunity for junior high and middle school students to volunteer with ASP, providing home repair for families in need. ASP provides training on tools, sensitivity, Appalachian issues, and more on Monday and the rest of the week is spent on the worksite. Each evening, the staff leads a “nightly JAM” that focuses on Christianity, social justice, Appalachian culture, fellowship, and more.
Who: Junior High and Middle School students, who have completed the 6th-9th grades with adult chaperones. There must be a minimum of 2 adults for every 5 youth with your group.
What: Learn about service, home repair, and Central Appalachia through a week-long service trip with JAM.
When: Week-long service trips run from Sunday-Saturday each week of June and July 2019.
Where: We will house this program at our ASP-owned facility in Jonesville, Virginia as space capacity allows, before expanding to a additional facilities throughout Central Appalachia.
Cost: $350/person/week. This cost will cover food, housing, programming, and construction tools and materials for your entire week of service. Scholarships available.
Why: ASP offers your Junior High and Middle School students a chance to complete hands-on service and sets them up to continue to serve throughout their lives. At ASP, they are able to truly make a difference for both local homeowners and the community with meaningful projects, while still having age-specific programming in place. We firmly believe that young people can change the world, so come join us soon and see for yourself!