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.
The Wake County budgetary cuts of 2014 meant the loss of 1.5 Spanish teachers for JYJ during its 2015-2016 school year. We are so proud to announce that the contributions you made to the Foundation during the 2015-2016 school year helped J.Y. Joyner bridge the gap between its reduced teacher salary budget and its required funding and allowed our school to add back a full-time Spanish teacher for the 2016-2017 school year!
In the 2016-17 school year, we raised almost $70,000 that continues to fund a Spanish teacher and a portion of our technology teacher for this academic year.
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 Spanish 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!