Research suggests that youth participation in extracurricular activities changes over time, based on a number of factors including developmental factors. As a result, SKJAJA differentiates funding guidelines based on research findings across the K-12 spectrum.
For reference, SKJAJA typically funds students for one semester at a time, or one "block" of classes, in order to allow the students to explore new activities and uncover their passions.
If you have any questions, or believe you have a student whose situation is unique, please contact us at: application@SKJAJAfund.org.
KINDERGARTEN - 2nd GRADE
GOAL Provide opportunities to varied and multiple experiences and activities. Focus on the quantity and quality of activities.
After school programs
Summer / holiday break camps
EXCEPTIONS Individual activities will be considered if the student possesses three (3) or more Audience Criteria.
3rd - 8th GRADE
GOAL Provide the K-2 opportunities above PLUS individual extracurricular, enrichment, or educational activities. For example:
Equipment and uniforms
Art and dance classes
Sports / arts camps
9th - 12th GRADE
GOAL Continue to provide opportunities for individual extracurricular, enrichment, or educational activities, especially ones:
they have participated in for 2+ years
related to an activity they have participated in for 2+ years (i.e.: vocal lessons for musicians)
EXCEPTIONS New activities will be considered if the student possesses three (3) or more Audience Criteria.
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