Quarterly eNewsletter Vol. 4    


September/ 2013
BIH Weekend
KYJO Enterprises, Inc. Newsletter

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Kevin's Huddle


"We had an awesome summer!" 

I have been reflecting back on all of our summer events and activities; it's been one heck of a ride! The preparation for Big B.A.N.G Weekend was a monster. But with the help of the sponsors, staff, board members, friends, Fresno State Athletics, alumni, celebrity guests, fans and my Bulldog brothers the weekend was a success!


Both the foster youth and over 400 community youth were able to partake and had some of their dreams come true! Watching over 400 kids participate in a well-organized, free football clinic at Bulldog Stadium, was a dream come true for me as well. My hat's off to all that took part in this 1st annual weekend! There were over 80 former NFL players, Division I football players and coaches who took the time out of their schedule to give back to the community. A big special thanks to Rob Golden of the Pittsburgh Steelers, who believed in the vision from day one. He truly cares about the well-being of kids and the community. KYJO salutes you! He even brought some of his NFL buddies along for the ride (Lance Briggs, Kelvin Beachum and Isaiah Green to name a few). Fans and kids were able to meet other NFL greats such as, Lorenzo Neal and Daryle Lamonica. I can't wait to do it again next year!


KYJO did not just sit back and rest, after Big B.A.N.G. we went right into the week-long Valley Teen Ranch/Keeping Youth Journeying Onward Olympics (VTR/KYJO). The momentum from Big B.A.N.G. carried us into the week. This being our 4th annual Olympics, it was by far the best ever! We even had to do war room style debate to pick the MVP's of the week-long games. Great job VTR/KYJO staff!


Still there is no sleep for the weary. We have had three residents graduate from the KYJO program. They have bright futures ahead of them. One resident, Rodolfo, was inspired to become a lawyer. He had the opportunity to have a sit down dinner with a federal defense attorney and picked his brain before he left. He was truly inspired after that. Another young man, that many didn't have hope for at first, changed his life around. He even decided not to go back to his hometown, just so he could stay on the path that he destined for himself while here at KYJO. The third resident was a young lady who came in thinking she knew everything, she changed her life around to step down to a lower level of care. For their graduation party we spent the day at the lake boating, jet skiing, tubing, swimming, and BBQ'n for their final hurrah before their big day came.


Kids, myself and the staff are so proud of all your accomplishments and we know you all will be successful from here on out! Great job!!!


Here at KYJO we love staying busier than most. Right around the corner will be KYJO's 2nd Annual BBQ Cook-Off at Fresno State's O'Neill Park on Oct. 19. This promises to be another memorable event for our foster youth, community, and my Bulldogs! Together we will inspire each other! From getting tutelage on the gridiron to BBQ'n with your favorite Fresno State football legend the fun doesn't stop. The same people you grew up watching, you can now grill with or against! Want to be a spectator? Come see top pitmasters compete against restaurants and each other. The cook-off is one part of Bring It Home Weekend.


This weekend promises to be tradition rich so you don't want to miss it!

Once again, I want to thank you ALL for your support. I would like to especially thank my staff, without you there would be no KYJO. So let's continue to strive to be the best that we can be. As Winston Churchill once said, "To be perfect means to change often."

Your continuing support, monetary donations/in-kind donations are what continues KYJO on the path to greatness!  


The cook-off is one part of Bring It Home Weekend. For more details on Bring it Home Weekend and its events click here. 





Kevin Jordan

Executive Director



2nd Annual Bring It Home Weekend Oct. 19th 
If you enjoyed Big B.A.N.G. Weekend, you will also love Bring it Home Weekend. The weekend's theme is Legendary Fresno State Football Alumni coming back to their community to celebrate for the big homecoming game! KYJO has a weekend full of pre-homecoming events that you are sure to enjoy!
  • KYJO BBQ Cook-Off  (Saturday, Oct. 19th)
  • On Field Half-Time Alumni Recognition  (Saturday evening, Oct. 19th)


Become A Foster Parent Today! 
The hunt is still on for wonderful foster families who want to make a difference in a young person's life. Many foster children just need a stable and loving environment to thrive. If you can provide that for a child in need please give our agency a call today at (559) 243-7002.

KYJO will supply you with everything you need to know to have a rewarding experience as a foster parent!

Pride Training
KYJO Foster Family training courses will assist you every step of the way on your journey to becoming a foster parent. All training is FREE. In addition we offer support groups and 24/7 support  to our foster parents.

Celebrating Excellence!
House of the Month                Resident of the Month                                                     
April- Barstow House               April- Nicholas B
May- KYJO House                   May- Dillon M
June- Celeste House               June - Nathan A  
July- Marion    House              July- Alvaro N
August- Muncie  House           August- Abraham A

Employees of the Month
April- Jesus W.
May- Emanuel M.
June- Raquael H.
July- Kenneth R.  
August- Johnny S.

A special thank you and acknowledgment to everyone who made Employee of the Month.Your dedication to KYJO does not go unnoticed and absolutely makes a difference!

A special thank you also goes out to the ALL of the staff that assisted with Big B.A.N.G. Weekend 2013 and the KYJO/VTR Olympics! Both events were a big hit. Let's keep producing quality events for the public and our kids to enjoy. There were some hiccups along the way, but all-in-all we pulled together as a team and made it happen!
2013 Graduates
Ready For The World! 
KYJO would like to congratulate our 2013 Graduates. This year we took our students to the lake to celebrate this special occasion and to honor our KYJO GRADS!

Congratulations goes out to Alvaro, Rodolfo, Adam, Lorena and Abraham! Alvaro will be attending Heald College and Abraham will be attending the Institute of Technology! Click here for more event photos...
KYJO Training Available  
KYJO Training and Continuing Education Department strives to provide quality training to agencies that provide a safe, stable and consistent environment for children who have been abused or neglected and for children with serious emotional and behavior difficulties.

KYJO Enterprises is now an approved vendor through Community Care Licensing to provide the 40-hour Initial Group Home Administrator's course. (Vendor # 2000397-730-1).

The State of California requires that a potential GH Administrator participate in and successfully pass a State exam.

Please call to register for our next training session.
Location: 114 E. Shaw Avenue Ste. 211, Fresno, CA 93710
Phone: (559) 243-7002 / (661) 428-2915 Fax: (559) 243-5788
Email: Bibi@kyjo.org
Cost: $300.00/Each, $100.00 nonrefundable deposit is required

This Quarter's Activities...



This Quarter's Activities:
  • Vintage Days                                   
  • Castle Air Museum                          
  • Six Flags Magic Mountain
  • Black Mamba Basketball
  • Fresno State Basketball
  • Raiders pre-season game                 
  • Kayaking 
  • Family Day at KYJO                       
  • Millerton Lake                                   
  • Big B.A.N.G. Weekend
  • VTR/KYJO Olympics  

Click here to view more images! 


Upcoming Events and Activities:
  • Bring it Home Weekend
  • Fresno State Football Game
  • Alcatraz Tour
  • Changing Within Workshop
  • Family Day at the Park
  • Moaning Cavern Cave Tour
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Thank you for taking time out of your schedule to read our quarterly eNewsletter. We would love to see you at our upcoming fall events. If you need any additional information please do not hesitate to call.



Kevin Jordan
Executive Director

KYJO Enterprises, Inc.
114 E. Shaw Avenue Ste.210
Fresno, CA 93710

Email: info@kyjo.org
Phone: 559.243.7002
Fax. 559.243.5740

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In This Issue
Kevin's Huddle
Bring It Home Weekend
Foster Families Needed
KYJO Honors
2013 Graduates
KYJO Training
Upcoming Events
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