We currently accept applications through the referrals of the Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools’ Family Specialists. They are familiar with the children of their school and know if they qualify. The application is available under APPLY page and must be signed by the student, parent/guardian and the student’s Family Specialist.
How long does the approval process take?
Applications are reviewed monthly – applications received by the end of the month are normally turned around within two weeks. Every application has to be reviewed and voted on by the Applications Review Committee.
Who decides if I get funding?
Every application is reviewed and voted on by the Applications Review Committee.
When do I get the money?
All funding is paid directly to the organizations, when the money has been paid the applicant is contacted.
Can I be reimbursed?
We do not reimburse for past activities. Therefore, it’s important for your application to be received in a timely manner to give plenty of time for the approval process.
What’s a good pay it forward project for my child?
All children, no matter their age, are capable of doing a kind deed for someone. Visit our Pay it Forward Guidelines page to learn more!
Why is SKJAJA's mission important?
Research below shows that not all children in CHCCS have the same access to opportunities as their wealthier peers. In our attempt to level this playing field, SKJAJA actively seeks students to connect them with enrichment, service and leadership opportunities.
SKJAJA's Applicant Criteria was developed, in part, on the following research: