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Funny Name.
Serious Rewards.

SKJAJA helps level the playing field so all kids can experience the joys and benefits of enrichment activities and unleash their full potential. Through a combination of funding for extracurricular activities, meaningful service-learning projects, community connection and leadership development opportunities, SKJAJA aims to close the opportunity gap for students grades K-12 in Chapel Hill-Carrboro, NC.

SKJAJA is a 501(c)3 nonprofit serving local K-12 students.


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Why Our Work is Important

SKJAJA is committed to ensuring that every student in Chapel Hill-Carrboro has access to meaningful out-of-school enrichment activities and transformational service opportunities. We believe that every child deserves to explore their passions and discover who they are outside the classroom and as citizens of the world.

As schools pivot and rebound from the negative effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, extracurricular activities and community connection are more essential than ever to the social, emotional and mental health of students in grades K-12. SKJAJA is committed to working with Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools (CHCCS) to support our youth through this transition and beyond.


Whether it’s cello lessons or art classes, multi-day field trips or math tutoring, SKJAJA students have engaged in a wide variety of enrichment activities. And whether it’s packing food to combat food insecurity or tending a community garden, they’ve provided hundreds of hours of service to improve lives and build stronger communities.


SKJAJA Careers

The SKJAJA Fund is hiring a part-time Program and Communications Manager to manage external communications and scholarship applications, work with our board committees, and assist with the execution of our In-School Field Trips and
other programs to bring extracurricular opportunities directly to students.

SKJAJA Partners

Community is at the heart of everything we do. SKJAJA is proud to partner with Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools (CHCCS) and local youth and community organizations to provide students meaningful out-of-school enrichment and service-learning experiences. We are grateful that our work is supported by individuals and businesses within and beyond our community.


SKJAJA also supports Groups and Organizations

Are you a community organization seeking financial support for your summer camp or activity? 

SKJAJA Fund is proud to offer enrichment scholarships for groups of students and general operating support grants for community nonprofits. For more information or to request an application, please contact us at

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