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 an Issue Based 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 prevention and support, nutrition, physical activity, and social and emotional wellness.
2014-2015 Community Partners
|Arts in Motion||Mission First, Inc.|
|Book Buddies||Jackson Public Schools - Oak Forest Elementary|
|Camp Junior Leadership Jumpstart||Education Services Foundation and Operation Shoestring|
|CARES School Encouraging Youth Merit Store||Mississippi Children's Home Services - CARES Center, Inc.|
|Foster Children Enrichment Project||Youth Villages|
|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|
|Language of Art||Magnolia Speech School|
|McClean Fletcher Center||McClean Fletcher Center|
|Mid-Town Backpack Program (Brown/Johnson)||Mississippi Food Network|
|PALS (Preparing Adolescents for Living Successfully): Makeover||Southern Christian Services for Children and Youth, Inc.|
|PALS R.E.A.L. (Preparing Adolescents for Living Successfully - Recreational, Educational, Activies & Living Skills): Mentoring Project||Southern Christian Services for Children and Youth, Inc.|
|Play! Learn! Serve!||Mississippi Children's Museum|
|Public School Mini-Grants||Jackson Public Schools and 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 and Partnership for a Healthier Mississippi|
|Junior League Jumble|
|Touch a Truck® Jackson|
|Arts Explosion Camp||Calvary Baptist Church|
|Backpack Buddies||Jackson Public Schools|
|Feed a Family||Ronald McDonald House|
|Habitat for Humanity||Habitat for Humanity/Metro Jackson|
|Jackson Zoo Volunteer Program||Jackson Zoo|
|Operation Shoestring Summer Reading Program||Operation Shoestring|
|REACH Day||Blair E. Batson Hospital for Children at UMMC|
|Stewpot's Lunch-n-Learn||Stewpot Ministries|
|UMC NICU Reunion||Blair E. Batson Hospital for Children at UMMC|
COMMUNITY PARTNER PROJECT PROPOSALS: 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 a JLJ Community Partner Project Proposal Form during our application period. Our current application period ends on July 28th, 2014.
Look for information about submitting projects for our 2016-2017 year in the spring of 2015.
HELPFUL HINTS: Click here for a copy of “Helpful Tips for Creating a Community Project Proposal”.
PROPOSAL RUBRIC: Click here for a copy of the "Community Project Proposal Rubric" we use to evaluate the Community Project Proposals.