AASCU Graduates: The Difference We Make

Jeremy and Rachel Mapp

Jeremy and Rachel Mapp

Graduation Year: Jeremy ('10, '12), Rachel ('10)
Degree Earned: Jeremy (B.S. Psychology, M.A. Education), Rachel (B.A. Communication)
Institution: Truman State University

Jeremy and Rachel Mapp serve as house parents for Joe’s Place, a unique program through the Maplewood Richmond Heights School District in Maplewood, Mo. It provides homeless teenage boys in the area a supportive home environment while encouraging a positive future. Between Sunday evening and Friday afternoon, the Mapps serve as parents to four boys staying in the house. They address social and emotional issues and provide academic support, in addition to managing the physical upkeep of the house. Jeremy and Rachel also help with other aspects of the program by attending promotional events and coordinating volunteer and donation efforts.