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SKJAJA People

SKJAJA is led by Karen Kalafatas, and depends heavily on the Board of Directors and lots of dedicated volunteers. Contact Karen if you’re interesting in volunteering or serving on a committee.

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piano
singing
soccer 

Karen Kalafatas
Director

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piano
clarinet
playing with collie
help treat animals
with my vet dad

Ann Daaleman
PLAY it Forward

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school plays
biking
chorus
Barbies
swim
climb trees

Diana Hersh
PLAY it Forward

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nintendo 64
basketball
football
watching the Buckeyes with
my family

Mitchell Collins
Board Member

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piano
clarinet
laying with collie
help treat animals
with my vet dad

Ann Daaleman
Board Member

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Charles Debose
Board Member

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piano
baseball
fishing & camping
reading

John Hastings
Board Member

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climbing trees 
hunting for bugs
listening to my
grandma stories
about the revolution rebels of Mexico

Mariela Hernandez
Board Member

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dancing
cooking
basketball
being outside

Tashiana McBride
Board Member

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football
baseball
biking
picking plums
with my aunt

Chris Wallace
Board Member

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James Grant
Applications Committee

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piano
singing
reading
biking

Amy Holley
Applications Committee

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basketball
reading
camping
cheering for the
Tar Heels!

Amit Pakirh
Applications Committee

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playing with
brothers
summer camp
baton twirling

Gloria Sanchez
Applications Committee

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Girl Scouts

swimming 

arts and crafts
summer camp

Kathy Tyrrell
Applications Committee

SKJAJA Founder’s Council

SKJAJA began with $200 and the founders’ vision that all kids in Chapel Hill-Carrboro should have access to extracurricular activities – an important aspect to a child’s growth and long-term success. Learn more about Our Beginnings and how we got our funny name.

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ballet & jazz
piano
cheerleading
rec softball
drawing

Charlotte K. White

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basketball
camping
trumpet
frisbee golf

Eric White

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piano lessons
Girl Scouts
summer camp

Joan White