Mission: The junior league of jackson is an organization of women committed to promoting voluntarism, developing the potential of women and improving communities through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers. The junior league of jackson is a charitable organization whose purpose is to improve the quality of life of those in our community. The junior league of jackson will make a measurable impact by enriching our ommunity through building partnerships and inspiring shared solutions.
Programs: The junior league of jackson's community impact task force completed a framework for use in identifying and evaluating community projects in the issues areas of early literacy, nutrition, physical fitness, social and emotional wellness and teenage pregnancy prevention. The league also hosted a community roundtable for local nonprofit leaders during which experts provided an update on the status of children in our area and important demographic information about the community in which the roundtable participants provide services. Junior league of jackson volunteers planned and led five summer camps focused in the areas of early literacy, nutrition, physical fitness and social and emotional wellness with various community partners, including the jps summer camp during which volunteers provide enrichment activities for approximately 60 rising 3rd and 4th grade jps students, including activities in reading, writing, math, music/drama, physical fitness and arts/crafts. Additionally, volunteers coordinate meals and snacks, motivational assemblies and a final field day. Junior league of jackson volunteers partnered with the mississippi food network to pack and deliver 4,950 backpacks with nutritious food for children and their families at brown and johnson elementary, whom school nurses and teachers identified as being "food insecure" outside of school. In addition, volunteers packed boxes of food for families at thanksgiving.