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Team Negu

1/7/20 6:33 AM

Our Purpose

NEGU ( Never Ever Give Up) is a foundation started by Jessie Rees. She was a beautiful, smart, athletic, and compassionate young girl who developed two brain tumors, bravely fighting cancer. During her courageous fight, she focused on helping the other kids fighting cancer who couldn’t leave the hospital. She would make them JoyJars ( Jars filled with a collection of toys/goodies) to help encourage them through their journey. This led to the creation of NEGU. NEGU was Jessie’s motto and message that she shared with as many people as possible during her fight. It has become an international symbol of hope to both young and old. By holding JoyJar drives, making encouragement cards, planning bake sale fundraisers, and attending events held by the foundation, Team NEGU helps encouraging kids to Never Ever Give Up!

Service Project Fall 2019 

For our 2019 Fall Semester service project, we attended NEGU’s Santa Stroll event. 46 children in the US get diagnosed with cancer every day. In honor of those kids, we walked for 46 minutes on the Santa Margarita high school track. We made and held up signs of the names of kids who are battling with cancer and recognized courageous families in attendance.

Joy Drive
Joy Drive

In October/November we also held a JoyDrive - which is essentially a NEGU toy drive. We put out a box near the front of the school to allow other students at Dana to donate toys and other goods. We collected books, toys, socks, beanies, and other items. All the donated items went straight to the NEGU foundation and will be used for the kids who are battling cancer inspiring them to NEGU. 

Joy Drive
Joy Drive

The Board of Trustees desires to provide a safe school environment that allows all students equal access and opportunities in the district’s academic and other educational support programs, services, and activities.  The Board prohibits, at any District school or school activity, unlawful discrimination, including discriminatory harassment, intimidation, and bullying of any student based on the student’s actual or perceived race, color, ancestry, national origin, nationality, ethnicity, ethnic group identification, age, religion, marital or parental status, pregnancy, physical or mental disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, or gender expression or association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics.

Club Adviser

Douglas Gustafson ex: 11915 Social Science Teacher


Kendall Santos  -

Angela Michenaud -