Community

We’re Focused on What Matters Most Right Now in Lee County

At the Junior League of Lee County we live in the moment. To us, that means adjusting our focus according to our community’s most pressing needs. Our work is always evolving, and that keeps us on our toes, striving for progress, and preparing to take on whatever comes next.

The JLLC is committed to strengthening the leadership, power, and voices of school-aged girls and young women in Lee County to result in increased confidence, courage, knowledge, and personal development. This work can be achieved by 1) addressing physical fitness and recreation with organized sports, and 2) addressing physical health and hygiene by mitigating period poverty. So far we have partnered with fellow non-profit agencies to work towards this goal, and are working to educate our membership on the issues within Lee County, AL, and identify ways to bring awareness and resources to increasing participation in organized sports and garnering resources to address period poverty.

Our goal is to help Lee County women develop civic leadership skills through the work they do, then put those talents to work into Lee County. Our current focus of strengthening the leadership, power, and voices of school-aged girls and young women in Lee County to result in increased confidence, courage, knowledge, and personal development gives women opportunities to grow in their knowledge and advocacy, while positively impacting the communities where they live and work.

We’re Creating Fulfilling Leadership Opportunities Throughout Lee County

Junior League of Lee County focuses beyond local volunteering opportunities. Our League of leaders 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 big impact in Lee County, Alabama.

We’re Transforming Lee County Communities By Challenging the Status Quo

No matter what we’re currently focusing on, Junior League of Lee County’s work centers around improving our local communities through effective action and leadership. We have identified physical health, hygiene, and recreation as the most pressing issues in our community right now, and we are helping local women take action to resolve it.

So far, we have created an Amazon Wish List for the East Alabama Food Bank that includes menstrual products, built connections with community stakeholders on the issues, and allocated grants to non-profit agencies that prioritize girls and young women in their work. We believe that these impactful actions have the power to bring us closer to our goal to build the confidence, courage, knowledge, and personal development of girls and young women in Lee County, AL.