Mission: The junior league of lubbock, inc is an organization of women committed to promoting volunteerism, developing the potential of women and improving the community through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers for educational and charitable purposes.
Programs: The junior league of lubbock's current focus is on improving the lives of the children of lubbock and surrounding communities. Current projects include, but are not limited to, food 2 kids a project in association with the south plains food bank and lubbock independent school district to provide food on fridays to children who have been identified as being at risk for suffering from hunger during the weekend. Kids in the kitchen is a program initiated by junior league associations from across the country to inform and educate families and children on the benefits of eating healthier. The goal being to reduce childhood obesity, type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure and high cholesterol.
spark is designed to educate under-privileged and underserved teenage girls in lubbock. In september 2012, the membership voted to accept spark as the next signature project of the junior league of lubbock beginning in june 2013. The spark program ignites the potential in middle school girls to develop into self-confident students and leaders making a positive impact in their community. This four-part program teaches teamwork, self-confidence, the value of education and impact of community involvement through volunteerism. In its inaugural year, we implemented this program in four lisd schools: wilson, atkins, cavazos and dunbar. Ten to fifteen young women from each school were identified by teachers and school administrators as leaders or potential leaders among their peers, both academically and socially and invited to participate in the program. For 2016-2017, participants will represent nine middle schools in lisd: atkins, cavasos, dunbar, hutchinson, irons, mackenzie, ol slaton, smylie wilson and talkington ywl.