The 128 Partner of the Month
In Jefferson Parish Schools, we have students about 40 hours a week. For all kids to succeed, they need strong community partners for the other 128 hours. Below you will find information about community partners who have been recognized as "128" honorees.
2023-24 School Year
February 2024: STEM Nola
STEM Nola's mission is to design and deliver learning opportunities, activities, programs, and events throughout the Greater New Orleans Area, including Jefferson Parish Schools. STEM Nola engaged over 3,500 K-8th graders in JP Schools in the year 2023. Students were engaged in hands-on STEM activities during in-person sessions hosted by STEM Nola. Dr. Mackey has always been supportive of our missions, and we are glad to continue working with his team in the future to greater our student's education.
January 2024: Kay & Co
Kay & Co. donated $5,000 to C.T. Janet Elementary to help assist students who are in need of winter coats, jackets, school supplies, and other necessary resources. At the January 10 school board meeting, Kay & Co. made a generous donation to The Lincoln School for the Arts to help with the same necessities, totaling their entire donation to $7,000 for both schools. Thank you again for supporting JP Schools.
December 2023: Johnson's Uniform, Logo Express, Skobel's, and Uniforms by Kajan
Our partners of the month worked closely with families as part of our Uniform Voucher program that took place this summer and fall. Thanks to Johnson's Uniform, Logo Express, Skobel's, and Uniforms by Kajan, we were able to provide uniforms to 1,817 students.
November 2023: Burlington
Thanks to Burlington's partnership with the Adopt-A-Classroom program, T.H. Harris Middle School received a $5,000 donation on the opening day of Burlington's new Metairie store. This donation will go towards supporting Harris' teachers' classroom.
October 2023: Jefferson Financial Credit Union
Jefferson Financial Credit Union has supported Meisler Middle School in its efforts to start the school year strong. Over the summer, Meisler Middle School was under construction with new walls being built, new floors, and a new HVAC system. To help them get ready for the school year, the Jefferson Financial Credit Union and 25 other volunteers cleaned the entire school for the incoming students of the 2023-24 school year. Principal Thomas Chaze states he is beyond grateful for all their hard work.
September 2023: Gulf Wind Technology
JP Schools would like to recognize our 128 September partner of the month, Gulf Wind Technology. Gulf Wind is a technology and engineering business in renewable energy located along the Mississippi River in Avondale. This partnership will offer our high school students internships, apprenticeships, and career development. It’s important that we provide students with multiple pathways for high demand, high wage careers in Jefferson Parish, and this partnership supports that effort.
August 2023: Keesler Credit Union
Last year and this year, Keesler donated supplies and backpacks to all kindergarten students in our district through their backpacks for Bright Futures program. We're very appreciative of the support for our schools and families.
July 2023: Entergy:
Last year Entergy donated over $80,000 worth of studio equipment to our communications team to help upgrade much of their outdated equipment from 2006. By using this equipment, we are able to upgrade our production van to record high-definition content and we will be upgrading our in-house studio with the additional equipment. As you may have seen in this year's graduation videos, this new equipment allows us to continue communicating with our stakeholders but do so in a higher quality and more modern way.