J O Y FOR OUR YOUTH INC

Rating: 4.76 stars   21 reviews

Issues: Philanthropy

Location: 1805 Swarthmore Ave Lakewood NJ 08701 USA

Mission: Kars4kids funds educational, developmental, and recreational programs for Jewish youth and their families. Our goal is to foster a generation of well-balanced, productive adults. Our means to accomplish this goal is to provide children and their families with a strong network of personal guidance and educational resources, individualized to their needs. Our wide array of services is designed to maximize each facet of a child's development - academic, social and cultural.
Programs: Kars4kids overall areas of activity consist of educational programming, school placement, tuition assistance, mentorship programs, cultural activities, weekend retreats, religious instruction, summer camps, recreation and guidance counseling.

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Role: Professional with expertise in this field
Rating: 4 stars  

What an impressive organization! Between the events, opportunities, programming and marketing, I am constantly amazed at what they are able to accomplish. Great work!

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Role: General Member of the Public
Rating: 5 stars  

JOY for our Youth, to me, is exceptional on two levels. First of all, the sheer amount of projects that they undertake is impressive. I only know of a few of them as I have friends who are volunteers for them, but they include supplying inner-city youth with their basic school supplies at a time of year that other kids are happily purchasing them. This is a lifesaver and a face saver for these kids! They take kids into summer camp and provide programs throughout the year. But I'm more impressed with the way they built their organization from a fiscal perspective: They run about as good as any high level mid sized for profit business, but use their earnings to sustain their core charitable activities. With the abundance of non-profits all clamoring for the same donation base, it is refreshing to see an organization that looks to earn profits from a sustainable business model, keep overhead extremely low, and minimize their dependence on donations to a very quantifiable and achievable goal.

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Rating: 5 stars  

I have seen personally the extent this organization is willing to go for even one child's welfare. The care they show replenishes my hope for humanity.

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Role: Professional with expertise in this field
Rating: 4 stars  

As an educator, I see the difference support and resources can make in a child's life. This organization does make a difference one child at a time.

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Role: Professional with expertise in this field
Rating: 5 stars  

This is an organization that understands the key role that mentoring plays in countering the difficulties kids meet growing up. Kids are one of the most vulnerable sectors and it's our duty to protect them and offer them the safest, most nurturing environment possible. That is what this organization does: it offers warmth and support to kids at risk. I've seen the results.

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Rating: 5 stars  

Donated my old car to Them. I'm glad I was Able To Help THIS Cause As Children's Education Is Something I Try To support. Kars4kids also was very accommodating and helpful with working around my schedule and arranged a weekend pickup. Highly recommend!

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Review from Guidestar
Rating: 5 stars  

doing great work with the kids. just attended a wedding of a teen i knew in the program . what a sight to see how he made a life for himself and is a mature successful young man.
Kudos to all who made this possible

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Review from Guidestar
Rating: 5 stars  

Great advocaters of children's issues, especially education. Education blog very insightful and full of good reads.

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