POSITION STATEMENT ON CHILDREN AND YOUTH: The Junior League of Jackson is committed to supporting appropriate services and opportunities to provide better health, education, welfare, and safety for all children and youth.
COMMUNITY IMPACT: Consistent with its Position Statements and with its Mission, Vision and Purpose Statements, the Junior League of Jackson endorses a Community Impact Model for the selection and evaluation of its community projects. This model requires the League to identify a small number of critical community needs, and to place its volunteers and project funds exclusively or primarily in those areas, in order to maximize the League’s effectiveness in improving the community.
The League has identified the following community needs: early literacy, teenage pregnancy, nutrition, physical activity, and social and emotional wellness.
2013-2014 Community Partners
|Arts in Motion||Mission First, Inc.|
|Book Buddies||Jackson Public Schools - McLeod Elementary|
|CARES School Encouraging Youth Merit Store||Mississippi Children's Home Services - CARES Center, Inc|
|ACT Prep Workshops (Year)||Education Services Foundation|
|ACT Prep Workshops (Summer)||Education Services Foundation|
|Feed-a-Family||Ronald McDonald House|
|GRACE - Girls Rule! Accepting, Caring, Empowering||Methodist Children's Homes|
|Imagination Celebration||Mississippi Children's Museum|
|JPS Summer Camp||Jackson Public Schools - Pecan Park Elementary School|
|Jackson Zoo Volunteer Program||Jackson Zoo|
|Language of Art||Magnolia Speech School|
|McClean Fletcher Center||McClean Fletcher Center|
|Mid-Town Backpack Program (Brown/Rowan)||Mississippi Food Network|
|PALS (Preparing Adolescents for Living Successfully): Makeover||Southern Christian Services for Children and Youth, Inc.|
|PALS (Preparing Adolescents for Living Successfully): Summer Camp||Southern Christian Services for Children and Youth, Inc.|
|Play! Learn! Serve!||Mississippi Children's Museum|
|Public School Mini-Grants||Jackson Public Schools|
|Public School Mini-Grants||Community Foundation of Greater Jackson|
|REACH Night||Blair E. Batson Hospital for Children at UMMC|
|Rockin' Mamas||Blair E. Batson Hospital for Children at UMMC|
|Wholesome and Healthy||Operation Shoestring|
|Wholesome and Healthy||Mt Sinai|
|Wholesome and Healthy||Partnership for a Healthier Mississippi|
|Touch a Truck|
|Arts Explosion Camp||Calvary Baptist Church|
|Backpack Buddies||Jackson Public Schools|
|Habitat for Humanity||Habitat for Humanity/Metro Jackson|
|Stewpot's Lunch-n-Learn||Stewpot Ministries|
|REACH Day||Blair E. Batson Hospital for Children at UMMC|
|Operation Shoestring Summer Reading Program||Operation Shoestring|
|Feels Like Home||Mississippi School for the Blind|
|Jackson Free Clinic Family Health Initiative||Jackson Free Clinic|
COMMUNITY PARTNER PROJECT PROPOSAL: If your organization is interested in partnering with the Junior League of Jackson to improve the lives of children and youth, specifically in the areas of early literacy, teenage pregnancy, nutrition, physical activity, and social and emotional wellness, we encourage you to complete the 2014-2015 JLJ Community Partner Project Proposal Form. Our online application form has been revised, so we ask that you complete the application in its entirety. If you have more than one proposed project idea, please submit a separate and complete application form for each proposal. All Proposed Projects must begin no earlier than June 1, 2014, and conclude no later than May 31, 2015. Proposals must be received by July 15, 2013, at 11:59 p.m. in order to be considered for the 2014-15 League year.
HELPFUL HINTS: Click here for a copy of “Helpful Tips for Creating a Community Project Proposal”.
Click here for a copy of the "Community Project Proposal Rubric" we use to evaluate the Community Project Proposals.