In 2018-2019, Junior League of Jackson Provisional members will spend a year learning about the mission and structure of our organization and its approach to service, culminating in one large joint project. “Destination Zoocation: A Passport to Literacy, Health, and Development” will be held at the Jackson Zoo in Spring of 2019 to conclude our Provisionals’ year. Destination Zoocation will allow all Provisionals to work together throughout the year on a single project, while simultaneously bringing awareness to and supporting the Jackson Zoo and positively impacting the children who attend the event.
During Destination Zoocation, areas of the Jackson Zoo will be divided into three separate zones. Each of these zones will have activities that focus on one of the League’s three impact areas as defined in the League’s Issue Based Community Impact Model. Literacy Land will focus on early literacy, Caring Canyon will focus on social development, and Mt. Zoomba will focus on children’s health. Small groups will be tasked with planning and supporting each individual activity. After participating in all stations and activities, student attendees will receive a voucher for their required summer reading books. When these books arrive at the participants’ homes after the event, they will serve as a reminder of the importance of learning, and how the Jackson community values the education of its youngest members. This year-end project will provide Provisional members with the opportunity to learn about the core mission and values of the League before beginning their Active membership.