Girl on Fire
Women empowering women
JLW's Girl on Fire program focuses on educating young women on how to stand up for themselves and what confidence is. Small group activities and discussions focused on topics such as self esteem, career and educational opportunities, giving back in our community, and building confidence will be led by the Junior League members. We strive to be a positive influence in the lives of young females and Girl on Fire allows us to discuss the hardships that are facing our youth today.
Kids in the Kitchen
Because cooking is fun
JLW's Kids in the Kitchen program teaches kids and teens the fundamentals of cooking while also providing valuable education about healthy eating. We partner with community organizations such as House of the Carpenter, Youth Services Systems, Florence Crittenton and many others, to conduct cooking classes that are both fun and educational.
Done in a Day
Taking the time to make a big impact
JLW's Done in a Day (DIAD) program is built on the belief that big impact can be made in a short amount of time. Whether its planting flowers, cleaning a playground or hosting a donation drive, these one-day initiatives aim for big results. Our impactful projects benefit organizations such as Easter Seals, Project Hope, Madison Elementary, Youth Services Systems, and Florence Crittenton.
Janie S. Altmeyer Playground
We believe in the power of play
The Janie S. Altmeyer Playground Rejuvenation Project involved swapping out dated materials with more sustainable substrates, two additional Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) compliant attractions and new playground surfacing.
Phase 1 of the project was completed in the Spring of 2016 and spanned five days and required the support of more than 300 community volunteers! Phase 2 of the project was completed in the Spring of 2017 and consisted of new playground surfacing.