Juvenile Justice Jeopardy seeking volunteers

United Way of the Midlands is recruiting volunteers for Juvenile Justice Jeopardy!

JJJ is a game– played with youth 12-18 years old that works towards fostering a better understanding of the justice system and legal rights, in addition to increasing positive interactions with law enforcement and peers.  JJJ will be focused in Richland County, and we are planning to begin the project in early 2020.

We are seeking approximately 15 JJJ Leaders that would attend training in early February (either 2/7 or 2/8 9-11 a.m.) to learn how to lead the activity and commit to serving as a Game Leader for at least three 90-minute sessions during the next year. The sessions would be scheduled by United Way so the Game Leader’s responsibility would be to lead the game and master the game questions (which are customized to our local and state laws relative to youth).

To recruit our Game Leaders, we can make brief presentations at large group settings like an office staff meeting and are hosting a couple of information sessions:

Interest session #1: Friday, January 10th 8:00 a.m. United Way of the Midlands 1818 Blanding Street in Columbia

Interest session #2: Tuesday, January 14th 4 p.m. United Way of the Midlands 1818 Blanding Street in Columbia

Click here to Sign up for a JJJ Game Leader Info Session here!

The best part of Thanksgiving Dinner is…

the leftovers! On Monday, Nov 25th volunteers prepared and served a full Thanksgiving Dinner ( yes there was cranberry sauce from the can!) to the resident families at the Family Shelter and St. Lawrence Place. Many have family members who are working late night shifts and knowing that today they could heat up a plate of turkey and all the trimmings was a bright spot in their lives. We are reminded that so many people in the Midlands are one paycheck away from being homeless. Enjoy these photos of the Turkey Team!TopServer-Matt Henderson; Natalie  and  Clarissa-the  Pie  Team;  and  Dean Wilcox  and  a  very  cute  2year  old.