Junior Auxiliary Mentors (JAMs)
Winner of the 2015 Louise Eskrigge Crump award for Outstanding Child Welfare Project, JAMs provides mentorship to teens living in foster care at Hope Village. Hope Village houses children, birth to age 18, who have been placed in its custody by the Mississippi Department of Human Services. JA of Meridian manifests its commitment to serving all children in the community through its continuous, ongoing relationship with Hope Village teens. Operating year-round, JAMs supports the mission of Hope Village by providing stability, consistency, and encouragement through fun activities that also teach life skills such as financial literacy, gardening, etiquette, and healthful living.