Community Projects

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, children’s health, and social development.


2016-2017 Community Partners

ACTIVE PROJECTS

Arts in Motion / Mission First, Inc.

Share a Book with Me / Jackson Public Schools – Oak Forest Elementary

Camp Junior Leadership Jumpstart (JLJ) / Education Services Foundation and Operation Shoestring

GRACE – Girls Rule! Accepting, Caring, Empowering / Methodist Children’s Homes

Helping Hands / Various

Imagination Celebration / Mississippi Children’s Museum

JPS Summer Camp / Jackson Public Schools – Pecan Park Elementary School

Language of Art / Magnolia Speech School

Making Connections and Rewarding Success and CARES Community Exploration / Mississippi Children’s Home Services – CARES Center, Inc.

McClean Fletcher Center / McClean Fletcher Center

Mid-Town Backpack & Pantry Program /Mississippi Food Network and Brown/Johnson Elementary Schools

PALS R.E.A.L. (Preparing Adolescents for Living Successfully) Makeover Project / Southern Christian Services for Children and Youth, Inc.

PALS R.E.A.L. (Preparing Adolescents for Living Successfully – Recreational, Educational, Activities & Living Skills): Mentoring Project / Southern Christian Services for Children and Youth, Inc.

Public School Mini-Grants / Jackson Public Schools and Community Foundation of Greater Jackson

REACH Night / Blair E. Batson Hospital for Children at UMMC

Share a Book with Me / Jackson Public Schools – Oak Forest Elementary

Sunshine for Sunnybrook / Sunnybrook Children’s Home

Wholesome and Healthy / Operation Shoestring and Partnership for a Healthy Mississippi

Junior League Jumble

Touch a Truck® Jackson

PROVISIONAL PROJECTS

Arts Explosion Camp / Calvary Baptist Church

Backpack Buddies / Jackson Public Schools

Feed a Family / Ronald McDonald House

Fit Kid Fest / Calvary Baptist Church

Habitat for Humanity / Habitat for Humanity in Metro Jackson

HeARTworks / Stewpot Ministries

Jackson Zoo Volunteer Program / Jackson Zoo

Operation Shoestring Summer Reading Program / Operation Shoestring

One Jackson, Many Readers / Mississippi Children’s Museum

REACH Day / Blair E. Batson Hospital for Children at UMMC

Stewpot’s Lunch-n-Learn / Stewpot Ministries

Turning Pages / Calvary Baptist Church

SUSTAINER OPPORTUNITY

Rockin’ Mamas / 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, children’s health, and social development, we encourage you to complete a JLJ Community Partner Project Proposal Form during our application period.  Our current application period ends on Monday, June 30, 2016, at 11:59 p.m

Click here to apply for the 2017-2018 League year.

HELPFUL HINTS:  Click here for a copy of “Helpful Tips for Creating a Community Project.