April JUMP Activities

What's going on in April!

This month we are...

Heading up to play Monster Golf in Lafayette!


Here are the details:


  • Date: Saturday, April 9
  • Time: You can meet Jill here at 1 p.m. and carpool to Lafayette, or you can meet Jill in Lafayette at 2 p.m. at Monster Golf, located at: 3537 Promenade Parkway, #300, Lafayette (Promenade Parkway is off of Veteran's Memorial Parkway, before the WalMart - It's easy to find!)
  • Monster Golf is indoor miniature golf, with Halloween decorations galore. You play golf in the dark with the light of a black-light. It's really neat, and your mentees will have a blast! Plus, it's cool to get away from Crawfordsville every now and then.
  • You absolutely must RSVP by Thursday, March 31st to Jill Hampton by e-mailing her at jillhysb@sbcglobal.net or by calling her at 362-0694 ext. 12. Please do not RSVP to me...I'll get to that in a bit.
  • When you RSVP, please let Jill know if you'll be carpooling or meeting her in Lafayette.


In other news - I am leaving my job at the YSB and starting a new career with the Community Partners Program through the Children's Bureau ( http://www.childrensbureau.org/what-we-do/community-partners-for-child-safety ). I am very excited about this new opportunity and look forward to starting my transition over to the Children's Bureau the first week of April.


It's been such an honor working for you all! I have never met a group of volunteers more dedicated and loving than JUMP Mentors. The work and energy you put into being a mentor for these kids is nothing short of inspiring. The best part of my job here at the YSB is getting to see our programs working and changing lives - and you all are doing that changing, even if you don't feel like it or see it. Be encouraged to know that your relationships with your mentees are making a difference - just hang in there and keep doing what you're doing! I look forward to running into you at the store or out in the community and hearing your success stories!


Jill will be your point-of-contact with anything activity related from here on out. Whenever they hire a replacement for me, Jill will make formal introductions.


Thanks to you all!

April Activities in Montgomery County

Saturday, April 2nd – Ceramic Painting Workshop from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. at the Rotary Jail Museum. Cost is $10 and includes a small item to paint – larger items are available for an upcharge. You can pay at the door.

Saturday, April 2 – 50% off day at Goodwill and $.75 day at Trinity Mission

Saturday, April 2 – Kids Construction Project at The Home Depot. Visit the Home Depot from 9-11 a.m. for a free kids construction project.

Wednesday, April 6 – Wamidan Concert at 7:30 p.m. at the Salter Concert Hall in Wabash College’s Fine Arts Center. Free and open to the public.

Thursday, April 7 – Sweet Treats Cooking Class in the Children’s Program Room at 4 p.m. at CDPL. Come and cook a treat with Ms. Janella. Perfect for elementary-aged students. Registration is required.

Tuesday, April 12, 19, 26 – Family Night Story Time. Come and join Ms. Janella for stories, activities, and a craft. No registration is required.

Friday, April 15 – Ceramic Painting Workshop from 6:30 – 9:30 p.m. at the Rotary Jail Museum. Cost is $10 and includes a small item to paint – larger items are available for an upcharge. You can pay at the door.

Saturday, April 16 – Scrapbooking with Deb in rooms B and C in the basement of the CDPL, starting at 9 a.m. Bring your own supplies and use Ms. Deb’s expertise and tools.

Monday, April 18 – Youth Book Club in the Children’s Program Room at CDPL. Starts at 4 p.m. Read the selected book and then have a discussion and do activities together. Registration is required.

Saturday, April 23 - Beginner Art Class in the Children’s Program Room at CDPL. Starts at 10 a.m. Come and do a different genre of art with Ms. Linda. Perfect for ages 6-16. Registration is required.

Saturday, April 23 – Crawfordsville Farmer’s Market officially reopens for their 2016 season. Visit from 8 a.m. – 1 p.m. at 100 – 198 W. Pike St. (street is closed) for fresh, local produce, locally raised meats, local artistry, farm-fresh eggs, and much more!