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. The next application period begins JUNE 1, 2017, AND WILL CONTINUE UNTIL JUNE 30, 2017. Click here to begin the application process.
Please contact Project Evaluation Chairs Ellen Collins or Stacie Bloodworth at email@example.com with any questions.
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.
2017-2018 Community Projects and Partners
Arts in Motion (A.I.M.) / Mission First, Inc.
Camp Junior Leadership Jumpstart (JLJ) / Education Services Foundation and Operation Shoestring
Food for Thought / UMMC Center for Advancement of Youth (CAY)
G.R.A.C.E. / Girls Rule! Accepting, Caring, Empowering / Methodist Children’s Homes
Helping Hands / Various
I Read More With My Buddy / Jackson Public Schools – Oak Forest Elementary School
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 / Canopy Children’s Solutions
McClean Fletcher Center Outreach, Grief Support, and Food Projects / McClean Fletcher Center
Mid-Town Backpack & School Pantry Program /Mississippi Food Network and Jackson Public Schools
P.A.L.S. 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
R.E.A.C.H. Night / Blair E. Batson Hospital for Children at UMMC
Reading is Fundamental Makeover Project / Boys and Girls Club of Central Mississippi
Wholesome and Healthy / Operation Shoestring and Partnership for a Healthy Mississippi
Junior League Jumble / The Junior League of Jackson
Touch a Truck® Jackson / The Junior League of Jackson
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
Project Rise Summer Reading Program / Operation Shoestring
Readers to Leaders / Mississippi Children’s Museum
R.E.A.C.H. Day / Blair E. Batson Hospital for Children at UMMC
Stewpot’s Lunch-n-Learn / Stewpot Ministries
Turning Pages / Calvary Baptist Church
Uniting Children and Wildlife / Jackson Zoo