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SKJAJA empowers young people to grow into the best versions of themselves. We do this by removing cost barriers to extracurricular activities and providing scholarships to young people so they can explore their interests, discover their passions, and ignite their sparks. 

SKJAJA is dedicated to supporting children from historically marginalized communities. As a local organization, we work closely with the Orange County and Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools and community partners to provide access to high quality, out-of-school enrichment activities for students grades K-12. Over the years, scholarships from SKJAJA have provided over 1,000 young people the benefits of extracurricular engagement. 


PLAY it Forward

Joining a school band or orchestra can be expensive. SKJAJA ensures that cost is never a barrier for a student who wants to follow their musical journey. 

Throughout the school year, PLAY It Forward collaborates with school band and orchestra teachers to ensure every student is paired with the right instrument to enjoy their musical learning, at no cost to families. We do this by collecting previously owned band and orchestra instruments from the community and refurbishing, repairing and cleaning them so they’re ready for use. 

SKJAJA's PLAY It Forward program is always looking for orchestra and band instruments. Members of the community are invited to donate band and orchestra instruments they no longer need. Monetary donations to SKJAJA also help support instrument repair. 

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