7 Apr · WHJSC · No Comments

What Families Can Do

When most adults think about exercise, they imagine working out in the gym, running on a treadmill, or lifting weights. But for kids, exercise means playing and being physically active. Kids exercise when they have gym class at school, during recess, at dance class or soccer practice, while riding bikes, or when playing tag. The Many Benefits …

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17 Mar · WHJSC · No Comments

2020 STEAM Expedition Essay Writing Contest Postponed

March 16, 2020 Dear Parents: Due to the outbreak of the COVID-19 virus (coronavirus), we are closely monitoring the guidance from federal, state, and local officials to make an informed decision concerning our trips.  For best safety practices we will follow the no travel ban that’s been recommended by the Board of Education.   Therefore, …

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5 Feb · WHJSC · No Comments

The 5th Annual WHJSEP Science Fair

Event Summary On Saturday, March 7th, the WHJESP held its 5th Annual Science Fair at the Burchfield Penney Art Center. With a theme of “Lift Off in 2020” saluting space science, some of the area’s best and brightest middle and high school students presented their research projects to a panel of judges.  As the program ...

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8 Oct · WHJSC · No Comments

BLUE FUND AWARDS $2.5 MILLION TO 12 WNY ORGANIZATIONS

  Buffalo, NY —BlueCross BlueShield of Western New York has awarded $2.5 million in grants to 12 major health-based projects across Western New York that will have a positive impact on behavioral health, cardiovascular health, diabetes, health-care workforce development, healthy children, and the opioid epidemic.   These grants follow a $2.7 million investment from the …

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10 Sep · WHJSC · No Comments

Walmart Rise Program

The Willie Hutch Jones Educational & Sports Program “Gear Up A Child Program” recently received a $5,000 dollar grant from the Walmart Rise Program, which was used to promote a back to school drive. After meeting with store #2586 managers Ms. Mornalisa Ferrette and Mr. Chris Knowlin over 200 book bags with school supplies were …

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10 Sep · WHJSC · No Comments

Black Achiever’s Award Recipient

Lisa Napier A native Buffalonian, Lisa Napier loves her community and has worked selflessly in the nonprofit sector to help provide resources for underserved populations. Lisa has served these targeted groups in various capacities for over 25 years including community engagement, outreach, and volunteer management. In addition to her role as Public Relations and Marketing …

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10 Jun · WHJSC · One Comment

Willie’s Honorary Degree Ceremony

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13 May · WHJSC · No Comments

Our Middle School Rochester Institute of Technology Science Trip

During Spring break the high school winners of the WHJESP Science Fair and STEAM Essay Contest officially accepted their prize by heading to NYC for the WHJESP STEAM Expedition 2019.  The group of ten began their excursion with a walking tour of the city where they saw iconic and familiar sites like Rockefeller Plaza, NBC …

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18 Mar · WHJSC · No Comments

Spring it On 2019

Once again, the Willie Hutch Jones Educational and Sports Program is participating in “Spring it On!” This 24 hour online fundraising event takes place from 6pm March 20, 2019 to 6pm March 21, 2019. Help us reach our $2500 goal with a quick and easy online donation.  For 35 years the WHJESP has provided summer, after school and …

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18 Mar · WHJSC · No Comments

4th Annual Science Fair

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