What are SKJAJA Clubs?
“Everybody can be great, because anybody can serve.” - Martin Luther King, Jr.
Most Chapel Hill-Carrboro High Schools have a student-led SKJAJA Club. The purpose of SKJAJA Clubs is to build community through service. Student clubs lead, organize and participate in SKJAJA service projects in the Chapel Hill-Carrboro community throughout the year, providing students important social and community connection, collaboration skills and servant leadership opportunities.
Clubs are guided by a teacher/mentor and co-led by SKJAJA students. All students grades 9-12 are welcome to join.
What do the Clubs do?
The SKJAJA Clubs get to plan their own adventure!
Plan and lead SKJAJA Service Days, typically on one Saturday per month throughout the school year, providing CHCCS high school students opportunities for service-learning hours required for high school graduation;
Organize fundraising activities to support the work of SKJAJA Fund, allowing all students access to meaningful extracurricular and enrichment opportunities;
Engage in service-related leadership development training with SKJAJA partners.
What are some activities of a SKJAJA Club?
Past clubs have been involved with:
Planning SKJAJA Service Days with community partners, in projects ranging from working at a local food bank to beautifying a community garden;
Supporting young students at SKJAJA Service Days;
Serving as tutors and mentors to student scholars at Communiversity Youth Program, SKJAJA’s partner at UNC-CH’s Sonja Haynes Stone Center;
Volunteering at local camps, elementary schools and nonprofits;
Leading fundraisers, such as the Color the Hill Fun Run 4K;
Engaging in multi-club team building and social activities.
For more information about SKJAJA Clubs, please email us.
"SKJAJA clubs allow our students to not only fundraise to support the Fund, but also spend time helping our community grow. They mentor younger students, participate in outdoor cleanup days, and organize opportunities for SKJAJA Fund (scholarship) recipients to give back. It has been an honor working with these students, as well as the SKJAJA family, who care so deeply about our district!"
SKJAJA Club Advisor, Chapel Hill High School Teacher