New JKL Swag Alert!

Inspired by one of the just keep livin Foundation teachers, Mr. Anthony Thomas from Animo South Los Angeles, we hope this T-shirt will inspire you to live consciously.  Whether it’s an environmental effort, community project or self reflection, we all need to take time to give back and make each day count.  Snag yours here while supplies last!

Making a Splash for Spring

Our JKL program at Fremont High School in Los Angeles is making a big splash this Spring by utilizing their indoor pool! Says JKL teacher Ms. Dill, “We did this for several reasons. First, the JKL Monthly Quote for February highlights the virtue of courage, and for many of our kids in south central LA, swimming is not a skill in which they have much confidence in themselves. We wanted to give them the courage to try something new. The second reason is that swimming and water survival skills are very important for everyone to know. If we can at least teach these students what to do if they fall into a pool or body... Read more »

A Race to the Finish!

Team JKL Los Angeles recently enjoyed a fun-filled morning with students from our Fairfax and Huntington Park programs who participated in Upward Bound House’s 7th Annual Home Run For Kids in the Brentwood neighborhood. This community event included a 5k and a Kiddie Fun Run for the little ones, along with expo booths featuring UBH programs, partner organizations, activities for children and adults and great food. The Home Run for Kids is a great opportunity for parents, kids, local businesses, schools and the community to come together to help solve family homelessness, a growing crisis across Los Angeles. We were so proud of all of our runners for taking advantage of this great event benefiting... Read more »

jkl Attends City Years 8th Annual Spring Break Event

Our Animo South Los Angeles jkl program enjoyed an amazing night at City Years 8thAnnual Spring Break event .City Year does a great job at celebrating and highlighting the amazing work the organization is doing within the community of Los Angeles. The event raised over 2.2 million dollars to help keep students on track to graduate in Los Angeles. There was a special performance by Charlie Puth who had the crowd ecstatic the whole time. Our students had a wonderful night  full of good food, carnival games and a celebrity encounters!

Huge Success at this year’s 6th Annual Mack, Jack & McConaughey (MJ&M) fundraiser

From April 11th – 14th, the just keep livin Foundation team was in Austin, TX for our annual “Mack, Jack & McConaughey” (MJ&M) fundraiser. This is our sixth year partnering with Texas coaching legend Mack Brown and country recording artist Jack Ingram on this joint fundraising effort. The two-day event raised more than $2.25 million focusing on kids’ education, health, and wellness. Besides our just keep livin Foundation, the other beneficiaries include: CureDuchenne, Dell Children’s Medical Center, HeartGift, The Rise School of Austin. Each event was a huge success! Dixie Chicks brought the house down on Thursday night! Friday morning Golf at Spanish Oaks was filled with lots of laughs and fun. The afternoon Fashion Show by by Alice + Olivia... Read more »