Mentorship program begins fundraising campaign to serve youth

2013-10-17T00:00:00Z Mentorship program begins fundraising campaign to serve youthTimes Staff
October 17, 2013 12:00 am  • 

MERRILLVILLE | The Just Unbeatable Mentorship Program has launched a $5,000 Indiegogo campaign to keep its programs running throughout this school year

This 45-day campaign that began Oct. 1 supports a life skills, education and self-esteem building program  in Northwest Indiana. The campaign has been enhanced with donations from Jump Zone, Crown Point owner and J.U.M.P. mentor Tony Redfield, The Caring Corner, and the artist Obafemi of Carpenartistry.

Program partners have been attracted to J.U.M.P.’s approach to mentoring, which is designed to support youth both one-on-one and in group settings. In addition, the mentors work with a student’s home school to provide after-school tutoring in subjects and for tests.

“They need more mentors in our community so these kids have someone to express their feelings to,” said Larry Moore, Hammond High School coach and J.U.M.P. mentor.

Operated by The Caring Corner, a 35-year-old counseling agency at 6111 Harrison St., Suite 222, services are targeted toward youth in Lake County.

More than 120 youth participated in the program during the 2012-13 school year, and the response was positive.

Originally known as The Male Youth and Young Adult Mentorship Program, the program began in July 2012 and expanded because of a growing demand and need to provide services to females. The three primary areas of focus are life skills training, tutoring and self-esteem.

To reach a broad range of youth, J.U.M.P. has partnered with schools, the Boys & Girls Club of NWI and other organizations in Northwest Indiana.

Reach J.U.M.P. at (219) 884-8484 or, or visit





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