UJUMP is a non-profit junior mentoring program run by Lynbert “Cheese” Johnson. The program focuses on middle school students from Wichita and Andover schools in Kansas. UJUMP concentrates on the “average” student – the ones that get passing grades but are at risk of being overlooked. Cheese Johnson meets with the kids once a week in their schools, emphasizing the importance of school studies, social skills, self-motivation, and family involvement.
The initial phase of the pilot project will consist of a select group of youth from selected middle school.
WSU graduate and member of the Shocker Sports Hall of Fame, professional basketball veteran and youth mentor.