Jasper is alive with a sense of place, a sense of history and a deep sense of purpose. Jasper citizens tend to be both forward-looking and rooted in traditional American values of honesty, respect and hard work. Church life is active. Youth programs, from athletics to the arts, are strong. Jasper is looked at as a great place to raise a family.
- Sense of Place. Set amidst the beauties of rivers, lakes and the deep piney woods, Jasper is a place to marvel at the richness of nature. A site unlike any other on the planet, it presents a truly unique blend of industry, hometown values, hard work and enjoyment of the great outdoors.
- Sense of History. Jasper is no Johnny-come-lately. Thomas Jefferson and John Adams were still alive when Jasper was first settled. Over the course of ten generations since then, townspeople have built an appreciation of those who have gone before and what they have built. Those accomplishments and those values are both Jasper’s heritage and its challenge.
- Sense of Purpose. Jasper is a city of will and resilience. It deals with its challenges. It figures out solutions that involve and benefit all parts of its diverse society. Jasper chooses to grow and prosper.
Churches of 20 different denominations and non-denominations provide service to Jasper and the surrounding area.
Jasper 4-H. The 4-H program in Jasper County offers a variety of activities for youth who are in third grade through 19 years of age. The Jasper County Junior Livestock Show and Sale is in March. Office hours are Monday – Friday 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
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Youth Baseball. Founded in 1960, Jasper Youth Baseball Association provides youth tee-ball, softball and baseball programs for area girls and boys. The program owns its own facilities, which include two softball fields, two youth baseball fields and two full-size baseball fields. It plays under Little League rules and guidance. The program is sponsored by Jasper’s American Legion Post 78, founded in 1919 and one of the oldest Legion chapters. http://jasperyouthbaseball.com/
Fishing. Youth fishing is a growing activity in Jasper and Southeast Texas.
The Jasper High School Fishing Team competes regionally. It is affiliated with The Bass Federation and the Student Angler Federation.
Boys and girls compete in the many youth tournaments at Lake Sam Rayburn and Toledo Bend.
Since 2001, Jasper has hosted its annual Jasper Youth Trout Derby. Sandy Creek Pond is typically stocked with nearly 2,000 rainbow trout for the event.
Soccer. Pineywoods Youth Soccer League, through its 50 coaches and volunteers, provides a healthy soccer program for more than 300 Jasper youngsters.
Football and other organized activities. Jasper offers organized youth activity in the major area sports. The Boys & Girls Club of Deep East Texas is headquarters for Jasper’s teams in the Pineywoods Youth Football League and many other youth activities.