Thank you for supporting the Future Jayhawks program. Many of you have been loyal members of our youth program since its inception in 2007, when we launched it as the Jayhawk Generations. While we are sad to announce we are discontinuing the Future Jayhawks program, we are excited to tell you about additional opportunities to connect your young Jayhawks with the University of Kansas.
Our original vision for our youth program in 2007 was to help children learn more about KU through the years and ultimately encourage them to enroll on the Hill and graduate. In 2007, our Legacy Relations Program did not exist.
Legacy Relations Program
The Alumni Association created the Legacy Relations Program in 2012. We work in concert with KU Admissions to recruit prospective legacy students who are in the sixth grade or older. After prospective students complete the Legacy Recruitment Form, they receive information from KU Admissions and Alumni Association. We believe this program better aligns with the goal to connect prospective students to KU. In fact, the enrollment of legacy students at KU has increased from 15 percent of undergraduates to 23 percent in recent years.
For children age 13 or younger, the Alumni Association and Kansas Athletics were duplicating efforts and resources in operating two separate youth programs. We invite you to learn more about Kansas Athletics’ Junior Jayhawks program, a long-standing KU tradition. Junior Jayhawks members receive a gift, birthday card, coupons and opportunities to attend a variety of sporting events.
Current Future Jayhawks members will continue to receive their benefits and scheduled communications through their current expiration date, ending no later than May 31, 2018. We appreciate your understanding and support of our decision to discontinue the Future Jayhawks program. We hope you will continue to connect your young Jayhawks with KU through our Legacy Relations department and Kansas Athletics’ Junior Jayhawks program.
Want to learn more about KU?
Prospective students who want to learn more about the University of Kansas should visit the KU Office of Admissions at www.admissions.ku.edu. There you can schedule a campus visit, view application requirements, and learn about tuition and scholarships for freshmen.