Programs

My “Why JMF?”: To build more compassionate advocates of all through our youth

Board member Eric Schommer shares his “Why JMF?” with his years of involvement with the Foundation as a partner school principal, JMFamily Advocacy panelist, and so much more.

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Speaker Series: Zak on Autism Awareness

Did you know April 2nd is Autism Awareness Day? In honor of the occasion, disABILITY Awareness speaker Zak Kauffeld shares his story about his experience living with Autism and as a speaker for JMF.

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Speaker Series: The Clark Family on Down Syndrome Awareness

March 21st is World Down Syndrome Day as 3-21 signifies the uniqueness of the triplication (trisomy) of the 21st chromosome which causes Down syndrome. disABILITY Awareness speakers Sarah and Phil Clark share their story about Sarah’s countless abilities to students throughout central Indiana, and in this blog with all of you.

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BFG Round 3 Update: Relationships and an Invitation

JMF has moved into the Engaged Eight Round of Brackets for Good. We’re reviewing our game tape and are so thrilled to have your support.

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My “Why JMF?”: To spread empathy and love for our fellow human beings

“Why JMF?” looks different for every individual. This summer, JMF intern, Aubrey Wiest, was especially instrumental in composing Love Remains resource pieces. Take a look at her “Why JMF?”

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A Letter to School Counselors

Jen Money-Brady, HOPE Director, knows from first-hand experience the beauty and trials of being a school counselor. Read her letter to fellow counselors about how instrumental their impact is to students of all abilities.

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disABILITY Awareness Educates on Children of All Abilities in Fall 2016

disABILITY Awareness, our cornerstone program, impacted many new schools this fall by spreading the message of acceptance through respect, empathy, and kindness.

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With Gratitude for 2016

Executive Director and Co-Founder, Vivian Maley, reflects on what she is grateful for following another successful year of serving children of all abilities.

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Don’t be a bully, be an upstander

Upstander? Bystander? Instigator? There are lots of buzzwords en vogue with any discussion around bullying. At JMF, we cultivate upstanders, individuals who see wrong and act, who take a stand against acts of injustice or intolerance.

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run2gether rolls into the Beyond Monumental Races this November

October kicked off with captains and crew from run2gether participating in the Back on my Feet Marathon Relay.

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