In addition to providing much needed funding to the Augusta community through our grant programs, the Junior League of Augusta, Georgia (JLA) host a variety of signature projects around the Central Savannah River Area (CSRA) including:
JUNIOR LEAGUES’ KIDS IN THE KITCHEN
Junior Leagues’ Kids in the Kitchen is a nationally recognized health education program that was founded in 2006 and is supported by the Association of Junior Leagues International (AJLI) with more than 250 Junior Leagues participating around the country. Through this project, JLA provides instructional and interactive events which empower youth to make healthy lifestyle choices and helps reverse the growth of childhood obesity and its associated health issues.
DONE IN A DAY PROJECTS
Built upon the success of our Service Weekends and Weeknight committees which began in 1994, all JLA members participate in at least two Done in a Day (DIAD) projects each year. The JLA collaborates with local organizations and agencies through hands on volunteer work to meet specific needs of the community. All projects are completed in one day and provide opportunities for our members to give back to the CSRA.
RONALD McDONALD HOUSE FAMILY SUPPORT COMMITTEE
The JLA works with the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Augusta to organize activities and support one night each month for the families staying at the house. Activities include game night, arts and crafts, and much more.
LIFE LEARNING ACADEMY MENTOR PROGRAM
The JLA developed and works collaboratively with IceBox Ministries, Inc to plan and coordinate classes to mentor adults impacted by generational poverty to help them gain access to the tools they need to break the cycle of poverty. Classes are held monthly from September to May.
The JLA is proud to be a member of the Georgia State Public Affairs Committee (SPAC), an organization of twelve (12) member leagues, who’s mission is to engage in project-driven legislative advocacy efforts. SPAC is a non-partisan collective voice of over 10,000 women across the great state of Georgia. The JLA provides two representatives each year. The purpose of SPAC is to
- To support select state and national issues that support League Projects under the focus areas of education, health, welfare and issues as they impact Georgia’s women and children
- Educate League members on issues selected by action by SPAC and provide training in advocacy skills and strategies
- Facilitate the exchange of information from community-based projects to policy makers.
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