Chair – Hannah Bosma
F4T is a free program offered to Worcester youth, specifically middle school girls ages 10-14. The event consists of a healthy dinner or snack that helps to teach the girls about nutrition and underscores the value of making healthy food choices, followed by self-sufficiency workshops focused on important issues to young girls such as body image/health, self esteem, study and social skills, financial literacy, personal safety, stress management and others. Junior League members leverage their training to develop and facilitate the program as well as serve as mentors to the girls through interactive participation.
Kids in the Kitchen
Chair – Louisa Allen
The goal of the Junior Leagues’ Kids in the Kitchen initiative, which is supported by The Association of Junior Leagues International Inc. and its member Leagues, is to empower youth to make healthy lifestyle choices and help reverse the growth of childhood obesity and its associated health issues.
Chair – Karoline Trela
Done-In-A-Day is a series of projects that provide assistance to non-profit agencies by offering volunteers and/or resources for community-based events on a short-term basis. Done-In-A-Day volunteers have assisted with local community organizations such as Abby’s House, United Way, Habitat for Humanity and many others.
Junior League of Worcester Scholarships
In 2017, JLW will award $1,500 scholarships to two Worcester-area female graduating seniors who have demonstrated outstanding volunteerism or community service during their high school careers. These scholarships are a reflection of the belief of JLW members in the value of “doing” for the community. Awarding the scholarships is a way of expressing our admiration for the young volunteers working in local organizations.
All applications must be submitted by email or postmarked by April 14, 2017. While we encourage students to complete and submit their complete application package electronically, if that is not possible, please submit by mail the original application and letters of recommendation plus 3 complete copies.
Complete details for the application submission process are given in the 2017 Directions document below.