“Joyfully serving young adults with multiple disabilities and their families.”
JOYS TO THE WORLD, INC.
Joyfully Serving Young Adults with Multiple Disabilities and their families
JOYs to the World, Inc. wants to spread the message of JOY and to live life joyfully despite any unique situation individuals with severe/profound multiple disabilities and families are experiencing. We believe that we can make our community better by doing simple things together excluding no one, and that collective action can greatly impact the world. Through advocacy and outreach activities, our team works tirelessly each day to contribute their part to the greater good.
Students age out of public school at 21. And in Tulsa County, OK, there is nowhere for adults with severe-profound disabilities to find community and stimulation. Other programs require clients to be mobile and or out of diapers, which excludes people with profound needs. For these overlooked individuals, the only options are to sit alone at home or to go into a nursing home with the elderly. Their quality of life and the skills they had learned quickly begin to regress.
We had the vision to open a tertiary school for young adults with severe multiple disabilities. In September 2020, we opened The Joy Learning Academy with three students and added two more by January 2021. The Academy engages each person’s mind, body, and spirit in a joyful, loving, and supportive community. For the students’ families, our school ensures parents can work and take respite.
There are still young adults with disabilities who remain isolated at home. So, our vision will continue as we increase the number of students and families we serve. Eventually, we will add more staff, move into a larger facility, and provide transportation.
SUMMER DAY CAMP
Me, My Relations, My Community
JOYs to the World, Inc. is achieving more with our initiatives than ever before. We work on many exciting projects to help improve the lives of individuals with severe/profound multiple disabilities. Our Summer Camp is designed to meet their needs. Activities have been designed to meet individuals' skills and interest levels which stimulate inner joy and improve social, functional and adaptive living skills.
Learning Centers with stories, books, fun auditory stimuli, verbal expression, and unique tactile opportunities;
Mindful Breathing with soft movements through structures exercise, stimulating games, and daily parades;
Identifying, preparing and enjoying Healthy snacks and drinks;
Mutual Community Awareness
Learn more about what we do, whom we help, and how we work every day to promote positive change.
As of September 8, 2020, The Joy Learning Academy is now open...
Before and After School Enrichment
With our organization’s mission always in mind, we strive to find new strategies for dealing with this challenge. Before and After School Care is something that we take very seriously, and our team is working each and every day to make a positive impact.
Contact us to learn more about our commitment to this program.
The Joy Learning Academy
JTTW’s vision is to establish and eventually expand a tertiary institution called The Joy Learning Academy. The Academy is specifically designed to continue the education, skill training and learning experiences of young adults with severe multiple disabilities. It provides a program which engages the body, mind and spirit in a joyful, loving and supportive community. This vision will support families and mutually promote awareness between Joys To The World, Inc. and the surrounding community.
With this initiative, our goal is to promote great opportunities for individuals with severe/profound multiple disabilities. With an individualized and modified designed curriculum, these individuals can become empowered by their own abilities and gain the confidence to fulfill their full potential.
Learn more about our work by getting in touch with our team today.
Find out more by contacting us.
Who We Are
Joys to the World is a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization designed by Jenny Joy Ramnath and Kathy Cott to fill this gap.
Since 2016, Joys to the World has offered Summer Camps that serve clients between school years. However, this is not enough to fill the gap problem yet.
Our focus is to serve these young adults through adaptive services:
Self-Awareness discovery and improvement thru mindful movement.
Joyfully participate in all interests.
Individualized skill-based activities.
Team building with family.
Mutual community awareness.
Take Action Now
Partner with US
Make A True Change
Volunteer Your Time
This is one of the simplest ways to help out our cause. We believe the best way for our initiatives to be successful is for the community to actively get involved. This is an easy and efficient way of contributing to the great work we do at JOYs to the World, Inc..
We are needing volunteers to sit on our committee, work directly with students, planning, and preparations for our upcoming projects.
Get in touch with any questions about how you can Volunteer Your Time today.
Help Us Soar
Make a Donation
Venmo: @JTTW2016 or @Joystotheworld
ApplePay: 918-697-3160 or 918-282-3191
Text to Give: 918-300-4010
Mail CHECK to Joys To The World
42 E. 53rd St. Tulsa, OK 74105
Your Tax-deductible donations will help solve this gap problem in Tulsa. JTTW needs $155,000 for the 1st year of the program.
Show Your Support
Partner with Us
Want to join our efforts but not sure where to start? Partner with Us and take advantage of this incredible opportunity to lend your support. It’s a great way to contribute to our cause, and every little bit counts towards paving the path for a better tomorrow.
We are still looking for potential Board Members, Volunteers and Donors