Printer and Toner Cartridge
JAK collected printer and toner cartridges to recycle to earn cash for KHS. Items were collected from 10 community partners. During the short time in which the students ran this business, they recycled more than 3500 pounds of cartridges and raised more than $1600 for KHS; the proceeds were used to fulfill teacher grants.
For the LOVE of Music
Each year, JAK ran For the LOVE of Music Annual Benefit Vocal and Dance Competition. The competition was open to elementary, middle and high school students from Humble, New Caney, Huffman and Aldine ISDs, as well as home and private schools. In 2015, we held a duet competition. All finalists received a participation certificate & trophy, and all 1st place finalists received a certificate to record a demo CD with SugarHill Studios. In addition, 1st place high school finalists also received a $500 college scholarship.
The event was held in memory of beloved substitute teacher, Mr. Doug Love.
Once again, this idea originated with one of our very talented JAK students. We did fundraising and placed a 60 inch television in the KHS Commons so that students and parents could advertise messages to KHS students and staff.
JAK Businesses, Projects and Events
The JAK Foundation operated as an Academic Service Learning Booster Club at Kingwood High School from 2011-2015. We ran business-type projects in the school and hosted fundraising events. All proceeds from our ventures went back into KHS in the form of teacher grants up to $500.
JAK built an outdoor classroom at KHS! See our community page for the partnerships we established to accomplish this achievement.
JAK students created a book resale business from donated books to raise funds for the teachers. Book donations occurred throughout the year but particularly at the beginning and end of each semester, and at Project Graduation. Donated books were class novels, Cliff/Spark notes, and SAT/ACT/AP prep books.
Teacher Supply Drive
KHS teachers do so much for our students, so the annual teacher supply drive was our way of giving back to them! Each year, students conducted a supply drive to collect the much-needed items used by our teachers. Without this drive, teachers would have gone without or would have paid for the supplies out of their personal budgets, because district funds are not available even for the most basic items. Each September, JAK held a "Black Friday" event and the teachers would go wild picking out their items. We always received so many heartfelt thank you's! The classroom that brought in the most supplies received a breakfast, compliments of ChickFilA (Kingwood/Northpark).
Just About Kars
JAK students helped Automotive Trades students create an oil change business. Students provided oil changes to teachers during school hours, and proceeds were used to fund classroom needs. The students purchased a battery diagnostic tool with the proceeds, and expanded their services to also include battery checks. NAPA Auto Parts graciously provided seed money for starter supplies.
Just About Kats
Cat condos were built by KHS Construction Trades classes and then sold at various JAK functions. All money received was donated into the KHS Construction Trade Classroom Activity Fund for purchase of materials and tools. JAK established some great community partnerships that helped KHS with this venture.
Just About Koffee
JAK purchased a Coffee Machine for Special Services Classrooms. Now Special Services Students offer a punch card for Teachers and Staff to purchase coffee. The students in Special Services learn coffee making and sales skills and all profits go back into their classrooms!
Just About Krafts
JAK students made crafts and sold them at several Kingwood community festivals. Proceeds were used to fund teacher grants of $500 or less. JAK says "thanks" to the wonderful festival organizers who helped us.