Travis Ranch School’s Junior Upcoming Medical Professionals class, known as JUMP, and club members spent the weeks leading up to winter break working hard to make the holidays brighter for members of the community. Together, the collected over 350 toys which were donated to the Marine Corps Reserve’s annual Toys for Tots program to be distributed to local families in need.
On the Friday, December 20, each student also made three personalized greeting cards which were distributed to seniors living at the Eastern Star Senior Home in Yorba Linda.
“Our students were eager to JUMP at the chance to make the holidays that much brighter for our community,” teacher Mary Chapluk shared.
HOSA (Health Occupations Students of America) is an international student organization recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. JUMP (Junior Upcoming Medical Professionals) is the middle school division of HOSA. The mission of HOSA is to enhance the delivery of compassionate, quality health care by providing opportunities for knowledge, skill and leadership development of all health science education students, therefore, helping the student meet the needs of the health care community.
Travis Ranch’s chapter spreads awareness of important health topics, organizes community service projects, and competes in medical skills competitions every other year at the State Leadership Conference in Anaheim. JUMP is also intended to be a stepping-stone to Esperanza High School’s Medical Sciences Academy.