"The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.” ― Mahatma Gandhi
Through our child assistance program, JA is able to work with schools to provide under-served students new school uniforms, place food in the backpacks of children at school on Friday afternoons to ensure they have enough to eat on the weekends, coordinates and implements Stuff the Bus, a school supply drive, at the beginning of the school year to ensure children in the community have school supplies and also provide children with Christmas gifts during the holiday season.
Cotton District Arts Festival
Starkville JA is the proud sponsor of the CDAF Arts Village. Arts Village is a FREE event at the CDAF which provides children the opportunity to make crafts and learn about creative art techniques. Children are able to take all of their crafts home with them to share with their families after the event.
This project supports young women as they develop leadership and character. Open to grades 9-12, the program promotes service to others in the community.
Reading Railroad is an event for area elementary children providing activities and programming to support literacy. At the event, children make crafts, spend time reading with MSU athletes, and are given a book to take home.
Safety Town increases local children’s awareness of safety issues through the use of a miniature safety village and assorted demonstrations for area kindergarten classes. Also helps to protect local children by recording fingerprints for identification purposes.
Members assist teachers in providing enrichment activities for the children who have a physical or learning disability. In 2015, JA Starkville created an endowment for the T.K. Martin Center and continues to actively fundraise to support them financially in addition to the monthly activities.
Junior Auxiliary of Starkville is proud to partner with Starkville Oktibbeha Consolidated School District to provide uniforms, school supplies, coats, and hygiene products to students considered homeless.