Be a JEMfriend
A JEMfriend is any person who joins the JEMfriends community by praying, volunteering, mentoring, giving financially, participating in JEMfriends programs, meeting program needs, etc. We are always eager to receive those interested in supporting aging-out youth! Please visit our volunteer page to find ways you can be involved and to fill out our volunteer application.
We greatly appreciate the generosity of those who support our work and mission. JEMfriends is fully funded by the community; individuals, business, charities, and churches. All donations go directly to support JEMfriends’ programs and projects. Click the button below to give a one-time donation.
We welcome commitments to monthly donations. The donations of our monthly partners support JEMfriends’ rental and utility expenses and JEMfriends’ Transition Program expenses. Having the assurance of monthly partnership in these areas allows JEMfriends to confidently continue to provide support to the current JEMyouth and to expand our locations and the number of youth we are able to support. We invite you or your church, business, or organization to partner with us by becoming monthly partners. To become a monthly partner click on the house below, you will be prompted to set up a giving account.
The mission of JEMfriends is accomplished by many volunteers who give their time and abilities to be a blessing to the JEMyouth. Those who want to volunteer can choose an area to serve in that fits their abilities and interests. These are a few examples of the areas that volunteers serve in.
- Mentoring: Each youth is assigned a mentor to stay connected with during their participation in the JEM Transition Program. The youth and mentor communicate regularly and spend time together to give the youth opportunity to build relationship and accountability.
- Life Skills Classes: Youth who have left the foster care system often do not have the skills to function well as an adult. JEMfriends provides the JEMyouth classes that teach them many of these necessary skills. Volunteers who have skill and experience in the areas covered by the classes can share their experience with the youth by teaching.
- Community Awareness Events: One of the ways that JEMfriends helps to meet the needs of aged-out youth is to raise awareness of them in the community. Many volunteers help to organize, prepare for, and staff these events. Sharing about JEMfriends and aged-out youth is one of the best ways to multiply our ministry and serve more youth.