The Foundation raises money and prioritizes expenditures to benefit Joyner students, teachers, and the school as a whole. We consider both on-going and new needs in deciding how to allocate funds.
The goal of the Foundation is to ensure that JYJ will continue to have the resources to provide exceptional education opportunities to its students. The Foundation provides a way for parents and friends of JYJ to maintain funding to attract and retain talented educators and enhance International Baccalaureate educational programs at JYJ.
In the 2016-17 school year, we raised almost $70,000 that continues to fund the following teachers: Mr. Harroo (Technology), Sra. Duncan (Spanish), and Sra. Durrette (Spanish). We were also able to fund a 2017-2018 kick-off this year and give $25 Visa gift cards to all full-time staff to help supplement back to school classroom supplies. This is something we want to be able to do more of! Our amazing teachers are what make Joyner such an outstanding school and as our fundraising efforts grow, we want to increase our support of the JYJ staff!
The Foundation’s goal for the 2017-18 school year is simple – fund teacher positions that would otherwise be lost due to Wake County budget cuts.
Thanks to everyone for your continued support of the J.Y. Joyner Foundation. Our curriculum and educators help make JYJ the special IB Spanish magnet school that it is. Donate today! Your support will continue to protect the integrity of the curriculum of Joyner by ensuring that we can afford our talented teachers.
The Foundation is managed by an elected Board of Directors of 3 voting members, and as non voting members, the school principal and a current PTA officer. The current parents are identified and recruited from the school community and elected to two-year terms.
Please contact the board to get involved!