Project Starfish at JRG

Limited Financial Assistance is available for activities, events and programs at JRG Middle School through Project Starfish.

In partnership with U. S. Ventures, Inc., JRG is proud to announce its participation with Project Starfish.  Project Starfish provides an opportunity for students to develop a plan to volunteer within the school community and "pay it forward" in an effort to make a difference to others.  This could be anything from helping clean up school property; helping in the office, weeding, or an approved project the student may self select. Participants in Project Starfish remain confidential, must demonstrate financial hardship and must complete their volunteer work prior to the mini-course experience. 

Forms to participate in Project Starfish can be picked up in the Student Services office or by clicking here.  Due to limited funds, Project Starfish will only be able to partially supplement the cost of mini-courses.  Submission of a request does not guarantee assistance, nor does it mean a student is guaranteed a particular mini course.

StarfishThe tide has gone out and has left a million starfish stranded on the beach. They are slowly dying under the heat of the sun. A little girl is walking along this beautiful sandy beach. As she walks along, she picks up a starfish and throws it back into the sea. She then picks another one and another, throwing each into the sea. An old man watches her for a while then walks up to her and says "What are you doing little girl? There are millions of starfish out there dying. You cannot believe that you can make a difference.” The girl kneels down, picks up a starfish, throws it into the sea and says, "I made a difference to that one.”