KYJO eNewsletter Vol. 6   

December 2013
KYJO Enterprises, Inc. Newsletter

Thank you for taking the time to check out our official KYJO eNewsletter. We hope you enjoy all of the wonderful information that we have to share  :)
Happy Holidays!

Can you believe Christmas and the New Year are almost here? It seems like just a few weeks ago we moved into our new corporate office. This holiday season is special because many of the youth we serve have never had a Christmas. Well, it's time for that to come to an end! Special thanks to our many Angel Tree sponsors. Because of your generosity you will provide everlasting memories this holiday season for the youth of KYJO. You all are truly a blessing. Many youth will finally experience what it is like to celebrate Christmas like a family. So on behalf of the KYJO youth I would like to say "Thank You!"

I want to also spotlight two guest speakers that took time out of their busy schedules and came to speak to the young men of KYJO during our "Becoming a Man" program.  Ricky White and Joe Boy Perez, like me, are also Fresno State football alumni that had to battle through trials and tribulations to get to where they are now. Although both lived different lives and had different story lines, the message was the same...Your outcome in life is your own destiny! Learn from your past mistakes and know that those mistakes/choices will mold your future. So make the right decisions! To learn more about these gentlemen and their organizations you can visit Thank you again fellas!

The residents also had an opportunity to have their very own holiday party at the Dante Club where they chose a Mexican style dinner. Special thank you to Jodi for putting the party for the residents together. This was also their night for recognition. The residents had an opportunity to vote for their house staff of the year for each house. It also included year-end awards for the residents that were voted by KYJO staff: Character Counts, Perseverance, and Academic Achievement. All three individuals who won well deserved their perspective awards. Congrats to them all!

Well it didn't stop there. Later that week KYJO staff had our holiday party and by far this was the best in KYJO history! This was truly a night of recognition for staff as well. But of course it wouldn't be a party without some entertainment lol. A "Big Thank You" to Lead Staff Decovan, better known as Mr. D, for providing us with some laughter while he performed his standup comedy. Yes, I was the butt of most of his jokes but it's ok because it was funny. The stand-up wasn't the only entertainment we had, Mr. D also battled Mr. Kenny on the dance floor! Let's just say it was entertainment filled and Kenny went out with a BANG! Thanks to all the staff sponsors and supporters who came out. KYJO truly appreciates you!

Our many wishes to Kenny as he will be leaving us to continue his education in Portland. Being that helping hand and being their through the years for everyone, you will truly be missed. We wish you well in all your endeavors. You will always be a part of the KYJO family!

With your continued efforts and support we can continue creating opportunities for the youth in our community.
Thank you and Happy Holidays!



Kevin Jordan

Executive Director



Celebrating Excellence!
Holiday Party: KYJO recently celebrated with two holiday parties. One designed around our kids and the other around our staff. Our holiday parties are a time for celebration. However, they are also a time for reflection on the past year and for recognizing individuals within our organization who continue to step up to the plate.


Christmas Tree, Oh Christmas Tree!
We would like to give a very special thank you to our Christmas Tree Sponsors. These businesses donated trees to our youth, so that they can have a very Merry Christmas!
  • Ray Z's Trees:
  • JC Orozco Reforestation:
  • Rivas Family Quality Trees : 5211 W Shaw Ave Fresno, CA 93722
  • Discount Trees: 5065 N Golden State Blvd Fresno, CA 93722

We would also like to thank our Angel Tree Sponsors that featured our trees in their local businesses. Please click here to view our list of Sponsors.


Becoming A Foster Parent!


All it takes at times is a new start, a new direction-that can change the course of a life. Here at KYJO we are firm believers in second chances. KYJO Foster Family Agency is in the business of giving children a second chance and a new opportunity. You can be a part of making a difference in the life of a child. Please call (559) 243-7002 for more information!


KYJO Training Available  
KYJO offers extensive training in a variety of coursework related to Group Home Administration.  We offer training in Managing Aggressive Behavior, CPR/First Aid, Water Safety, the 40-hour Initial GH Admin course and much more. To learn more about KYJO's Training and how it can benefit your organization, please call our corporate office at  (559) 243-7002

KYJO Enterprises is now an approved vendor through Community Care Licensing to provide the 40-hour Initial Group Home Administrator's course. California requires that a potential GH Administrator participate in and
successfully pass a State exam.    
Please call to register for our next training session.  The next 40-hour group admin course is  scheduled for Jan 16th/17th and Jan 23rd/24th.

  • Thanksgiving Party
  • Resident Holiday Dinner Party (Student Awards) 
  • Staff Holiday Party (Staff Awards) 
  • Fresno State Basketball and Football Games
  • Changing Within Workshop
  • Moaning Cavern Tour
  • Family Day at the Park
  • Circus Vargas
  • KYJO's 2nd Annual BBQ Cook-Off
  • Trunk or Treat


Upcoming Activities: 

  • Horse Drawn Sled Rides
  • Snow Trip
  • Alcatraz tour, and many more!


Our entire KYJO Family would like to take this opportunity to thank all of our amazing 2013 sponsors. We truly appreciate your generosity and heart to help children in need. We look forward to another awesome year together. We would also like to encourage all of our readers to check out the services provided by our sponsors by clicking on the link below.

-Kevin Jordan

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Thank you for taking the time out of your schedule to read our eNewsletter! We appreciate your support of KYJO. If you would like any additional information on our programs or services please do not hesitate to give us a call ( 559) 243-7002.




Kevin Jordan
Executive Director

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

Phone: 559.243.7002
Fax. 559.243.5740

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