For youngsters in kindergarten through eighth grade, access to extracurricular activities just got more affordable thanks to a new partnership between the Community Foundation of Jackson Hole and One22. “We know that sports, arts, and other activities are good for growing bodies and minds. Quality programming is plentiful in JH, but sometimes these programs are out of reach of a local family’s finances” says Sharel Lund Love, One22’s Executive Director. This program is specifically designed to help get more children in need involved in enrichment activities.
The partnership involves a vast array of participating programs which match or discount the registration costs for scholarship students. Current participating programs include Jackson Youth Hockey, Jackson Hole Ski and Snowboard Club, Teton County Parks and Recreation, Jackson Hole Youth Soccer, Jackson Hole Lacrosse Club, Slow Food in the Tetons, the Art Association of Jackson Hole, the Presbyterian Church of Jackson Hole’s Music Academy and Jackson Hole Wrestling. “We hope to get more programs involved as children awarded scholarships express interest in various activities,” said Carey Stanley, One22’s Program Director.
With a broad understanding of the needs of families, and a commitment to full and diverse participation, limited scholarships also exist for travel and equipment costs. The CFJH Extracurricular Opportunity Scholarship is available year round, and income verification is only required once per year.
This program is an extension of One22’s Teton County Unified Summer Scholarship Program, which has been supported by the Community Foundation and private donors. The Foundation has entrusted One22 to expand the scope of this successful scholarship program to include extracurricular activities during the school year.
Applications can be found on One22’s website under Application Forms and will be accepted beginning January 15, 2019.