Freshman Connection 2015

Jones College Prep Freshman Connection Summer Program

July 13-July 24, 2015  Registration and Donation Information


Dear Parents & Students,

Friends of Jones welcome the Jones College Prep Class of 2019. Congratulations on becoming a Jones Eagle!

The mission of Jones College Prep is to help students develop themselves as leaders through a rigorous college prep program that focuses on educating the whole person. The values at the core of the mission of Jones College Prep include:


  • The belief that the world can become a better place by nurturing children to their full potential.
  • The commitment to equality and dignity of all persons regardless of background.
  • The goal of excellence in all endeavors.
  • The power of the mind and heart.


With JCP’s mission in mind, Friends of Jones believe that the first step to a successful high school experience is Freshman Connection. Freshman Connection is a two-week summer program offered to all rising freshmen, Monday, July 13-Friday, July 24, 9:00 am-12 pm daily, at Jones College Prep.

Because Chicago Public Schools no longer funds Freshman Connection, Friends of Jones works diligently – year round – to raise funds so that EVERY JCP freshman can attend. But we need your help.

To be clear: the cost of Freshman Connection is paid for solely by donations from parents and guardians.

The cost of this year’s Freshman Connection program is $65,000.00   In order to cover the cost, the suggested family donation is $250.00. Any amount you are able to donate is welcome and appreciated. If you are able, please consider making a donation above the suggested amount in order to provide this program to all our students.

Through your generous donations, Friends of Jones will be able to provide this experience to all incoming freshmen – regardless of their ability to donate.

Whether or not you can donate, you must REGISTER your student to attend Freshman Connection at

After REGISTRATION, you will be asked to donate using the “DONATE NOW” button at

If you wish to donate by check, make your check payable to Friends of Jones and mail to:

Jones College Prep C/O FOJ Freshman Connection Donation 700 S. State Street, Chicago, IL 60606.

We look forward to meeting your student in July. Go Eagles!


*Friends of Jones   The Gateway for community-building and fundraising for Jones College Prep Friends of Jones is a 501(c)(3) organization. Your gift is tax-deductible as allowed by law.

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