JAM (Jesus and Me) Summer Camps
JLM's primary focus is on making a difference in the lives of children most in need. While JLM Christian Foundation labels these camps "Summer Camps", the reality is that they take place throughout the year. We organize day camps, weekend camps and week-long camps for children in countries around the world. We work with community leaders in each of these areas to find the best location to manage camps of sometimes as many as 600 children for a week. Each camp is set up with "stations" for rotation throughout each day. The stations, led by volunteers, consist of Art, Languages, Health, Sports, Games, Drama, and Bible Study. Kids, organized by age, get to visit each of these stations and the day includes snacks, drinks and a hot meal - something many of the kids do not receive on a daily basis in their normal lives. The goal - share the love, compassion, and caring through Jesus to this new generation who will be leading the world one day very soon. MAKE A DIFFERENCE!
Medical and Dental Teams
JLM Christian Foundation works with medical and dental teams from the U.S. as part of the summer camp program. These volunteers join us to offer health services to children and adults alike in the communities in which we serve. In partnership with these medical teams, JLM is able to offer basic health services to those individuals who can't afford the transportation to visit a local health clinic or the cost associated with the service itself.
In February 2016, a dental team from New Mexico teamed up with JLM Panama to provide dental care to a mountain town behind Penonome, Panama. View the YouTube video here: JLM Panama Making a Difference.
JLM Christian Foundation trains volunteers to become our Summer Camp leaders in the various countries where we have set up the programs. Our training takes place in Miami, Philadelphia, and Haiti. If you're interested in training to become a Summer Camp Leader, please contact us.
JLM Christian Foundation has a home located in Penonome, Panama, that provides disadvantaged young women access to a university education within a healthy, safe, home environment. Under Marie Claire (MC) Beauvil’s leadership, the girls accepted into JLM Panama’s The House of Hope are provided a safe and loving environment and given an opportunity to improve their lives through higher education. The House of Hope teaches personal responsibility and builds self-esteem that each girl will carry with them for a lifetime. With strong moral and spiritual guidance, JLM Panama is changing lives one girl at a time.
Located on the InterAmericana, 1/4 mile past El Machetazo, Penonome, North side of the road.
For more information about The House of Hope, please contact Thea Bland or Allison Guinn at panamahouseof firstname.lastname@example.org.
Educational Sponsorship Programs
We have short and long-term plans for those supporters looking to financially support a girl in The House of Hope or for other children in need for educational support. For $250.00 per month, you can change a child's future. This donation pays university tuition, food, and housing…everything a student needs to improve their future.
At the Penonome Hogar de Ninas, we offer English classes and meet with the girls on a regular basis to help them navigate the world they live in. In the video below, an American school located in the area (Five Stars Academy) that we have partnered with, makes their yearly visit to donate school supplies and food. The day is filled with games, pizza and fun.
Student Exchange Program
JLM Christian Foundation has partnered with Five Stars Academy (www.fivestarsacademy.com), an American-style school to families interested in living on the Pacific beaches of Panama. Located in Santa Clara in the Cocle Province of Panama, just 20 minutes west of Coronado, Five Stars Academy provides a personal, hands-on, yet highly academic program to develop well-rounded students Pre-K to Grade 12. With more than 25 countries represented at the school, it is truly an international experience for all students and teachers. Click here to learn more.