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
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.
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 2019, JLW will award scholarships to one or more 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.
Application guidelines will be posted in early 2019 along with all details needed to email or postmark submissions and needed letters of reference by March 30, 2019. If the meantime, if you have a question concerning the application or the requirements, please contact the JLW Scholarship Committee at firstname.lastname@example.org.