News & Events

Dec. 6th 2015 – Ten Coins Benefit Concert in Springfield IL

The evening of December 6th, the band Ten Coins will entertain the public with a concert held at Capital City Music, 3700 Wabash, Springfield, IL. World-renowned guitarist, Fareed Haque, will be joining the band for this event! Admission is $15. All proceeds will benefit Friends of JAMS...

October 9th, 2015|Events|

Feb. 5th 2016 – Romance Your Valentine with Patsy Cline

Our first event of the New Year will be a Patsy Cline tribute featuring local songstress Jill Sanderson. Treat your Valentine to an early celebration at Blumen Gardens in Sycamore, IL, on February 5, 2016. The event will include a wine tasting and a fair trade market. All proceeds will benefit JAMS and the science building project. More details will follow...

October 8th, 2015|Events|

Something to Cluck About: The JAMS Poultry Project

Friends of JAMS has provided $4000 to start a poultry operation at Jane Adeny Memorial School. A chicken coop was built at the beginning of 2015. In March, 200 four-week-old chicks arrived at the school. Three months later, students were collecting 350 eggs each week and enjoying a steady diet of chicken and eggs...

October 8th, 2015|News|

Nov. 20th 2015 – Discover Sycamore Christmas Event

Friday Nov. 20, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m, downtown Sycamore, IL. Friends of JAMS will help kick off your holiday season as Discover Sycamore welcomes visitors to the town with an evening full of activities for the entire family. Come check out live holiday displays in the windows of downtown businesses, including an entertaining live Kenyan Christmas display...

October 7th, 2015|Events|

Successful First Annual Jammin’ for JAMS

What a great First Annual Jammin' for JAMS on Sunday, September 13 in DeKalb, IL! We all enjoyed the music provided by Mathew Tembo and the Afro Routes and the displays of photos of the school and the students as well as the fair trade craft display. Thank you to all of you who attended, donated, and bought crafts...

September 30th, 2015|Events, News|

FIRST ANNUAL JAMMIN’ FOR JAMS!

Don’t miss out!! Internationally famous African musician Mathew Tembo and the Afro Routes perform live September 13th, 2015, from 1:00-4:00pm at a benefit for the Jane Adeny Memorial School for Girls (JAMS) at the House Café, 263 E. Lincoln Highway, DeKalb, IL. All proceeds will go directly to the school for scholarships, books, the science building, and other needed projects...

September 4th, 2015|Events|

Vv SkiVvys Chooses JAMS for “Forever Giver” Program!

New Partnership! Vv Apparel has announced that they have chosen Jane Adeny Memorial School for Girls for their Forever Giver Program. Vv Apparel will donate 15% of product sales to Jane Adeny Memorial School when the promo code AFRICA is entered AND the customer will receive a 10% discount on their order for using the code...

July 24th, 2015|News|

Science Building Challenge

A generous donor, who lived in Kenya as a teen, has offered to match donations to reach a total of $120,000 to build a science building and equip chemistry, biology, and physics labs. She will provide $60,000 if we are able to raise the other $60,000...

July 2nd, 2015|News|

Fall 2015 Fundraiser Announced – Jammin’ for JAMS!

Mark your calendars for the First Annual Jammin’ for JAMS! Award-winning musician Mathew Tembo will perform at the benefit concert on Sunday, September 13, from 2:00–4:00p.m. at the House Café, 263 E. Lincoln Highway, DeKalb, Illinois...

July 1st, 2015|Events|

Bread & Roses Concert a Phenomenal Success!

In late summer of 2014, several members of Bread & Roses, a women’s chorus in northern Illinois, contacted Friends of Jane Adeny Memorial School for Girls with an exciting proposal. Bread & Roses was preparing to celebrate their 20th anniversary with a special concert in April of 2015. They wanted to make Jane Adeny School for Girls the beneficiary of that concert...

June 12th, 2015|Events, News|