JFS Scholarship Assistant Program
Download the appropriate forms you need for the 8th Annual John F. Southall Scholarship Assistance Fund Program.
We Are IKANN
Invincible Kids Accepting Nothing Negative (IKANN) began in 1993 by Thelma and John F. Southall as an initiative to help mentor young people, because of the need they saw in the community that had little or no academic support for the children living there. Because of the generosity of our many friends, supporters and a great group of volunteers, we’ve been able to donate clothing, toys, school supplies, food and household supplies to thousands of less fortunate young people and their families in Chicago, South and Southwest Illinois communities.
Who We Are
A positive mentor can change, and in some cases, save a young person’s life. Having steady, positive influences at key times in a child’s life can lead to increased confidence and self-esteem, improved academic performance and relationships, and can help a child realize their true potential. IKANN help students unlock their own potential by ensuring that the children receive the necessary academic support needed to keep up in school. More importantly, we seek to foster a positive relationship with learning that will give our students hope for the future.
IKANN provide mentorship, education and performing arts, to the less fortunate. It is our mission to build strong personal growth, development and relationships of children and young adults in our communities, by empowering them to become more productive citizens.
What We DO
IKANN program celebrates your sustained support by offering you an exclusive look into our programs and your impact throughout the year. Together we can ensure our students have the tools and support they need to succeed in school. It all starts with you.
The JFS Scholarship Assistance Award has provided financial assistance for over a dozen students to institutions of higher learning. Each candidate has exemplified service in the community, academic excellence and great character. With your support scholarship recipients are on pace to earn their Bachelors Degree. IKANN pledges help graduate offset the skyrocketing cost of college attendance tuition, books or supplies. In order to meet this goal, we are asking for sponsorships from local businesses and individuals, such as yourself to consider a one time or monthly tax deductible donation:
IKANN is a 501(c)3 (nonprofit) organization and donations are tax deductible.
Board of Directors
Dr. Antonio Mister