SKJAJA Fund does not require families to submit evidence of financial need.
However, in order to make sure that we’re reaching students who are most at risk of falling through the opportunity gap, the SKJAJA application asks families to share with us the other programs and organizations they have qualified for. The SKJAJA Applications Committee prioritizes applications from families who benefit from these organizations, and we welcome the opportunity to add additional organizations to this list as we learn about them.
These programs include (click on the links to learn more):
If you have any questions, or believe you have a student whose situation is unique, please contact us at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
In addition, research has proven that systemic inequity contributes to the imbalanced opportunities children face. In our attempt to level this playing field, SKJAJA actively seeks opportunities to fund children who fall into the following categories:
Students with few or no enrichment / extracurricular experience(s)
Students who are a year or more behind their peers or don’t make a score of “College & Career Ready” on
End-of-Year exams (3-8)
End-of-Course exams (9-12)
Students who experience more disciplinary action compared to their peers (ie: behavioral referrals or suspensions)
Students designated as Black or Latino
Students designated as Exceptional Children (EC)
Students designated as English Learners (ELs)
These two Audience Criteria were developed based, in part, on the following research: