Community

We’re Focused on Lee County

League members adjust their focus according to Lee County’s most pressing needs, informed in community-based research and conversations. Previously, the League has focused on addressing food insecurity in Lee County. This past focus resulted in the local backpack programs that are now maintained by non-profit and educational agencies in the community.

The current impact statement states “The Junior League of Lee County is committed to strengthening the leadership, power, and voices of school-age girls and young women in Lee County to result in increased confidence, courage, knowledge, and personal development.” 

Recognizing this impact statement, JLLC members are working with community partners throughout Lee County, Alabama to address this goal. Specifically, JLLC partners with Period. The Movement.I Am My Brothers’ Keeper (IAMBK)Boys & Girls Club of Greater Lee CountyGirl Scouts of Southern Alabama, and Girls on the Run South Central Alabama with the goal of increasing girls’ and young women’s confidence, courage, knowledge, and personal development.

This goal for community impact has led the League to donate menstrual supplies to the East Alabama Food Bank via our Amazon Wish List and partner with Period. The Movement. to provide educational training to the membership related to period poverty in the United States.

The League seeks to support this goal in five ways, contingent on the skills and knowledge of the current membership and donor-based funds:

  1. Increasing the capacity of non-profit agencies and groups that are modeling the way in Lee County
  2. Increasing awareness of an issue among Lee County residents
  3. Providing direct service in partnership with local non-profit agencies
  4. Building coalitions among people who are leading positive change in our community
  5. Allocating grants to eligible agencies who are leading positive change in Lee County

Two specific strategies include increasing avenues for physical fitness and recreation with organized sports and addressing period poverty to promote physical health and hygiene.

We’re Creating Fulfilling Leadership Opportunities

Junior League of Lee County focuses beyond local volunteering opportunities. The membership creates real change by advancing social activism-focused projects that directly benefit the knowledge and competencies of leaders in the community of Lee County. By giving members the tools to lead, educating them about their communities’ needs, and helping them put their unique brand of creativity and skill to work, Junior League of Lee County is making a lasting and sustainable impact in Lee County, Alabama.

We’re Transforming Lee County

No matter what we’re currently focusing on, our work centers around improving our local communities through community-based research and conversation, effective action, and collective leadership.

We have created an Amazon Wish List that delivers directly to the East Alabama Food Bank where you can purchase menstrual products for immediate donation, built connections with community stakeholders related to the issues surrounding girls and young women, and allocated $10,000 in one-time grants to non-profit agencies that prioritize girls and young women in their work. We believe these actions bring us closer to our goal to build the confidence, courage, knowledge, and personal development of girls and young women in Lee County, AL.