Learn about how the Junior League directly impacts our community. Our outreach programs are designed to provide maximum benefit to our communities through our league volunteers, community partnerships and direct financial support.
Through the Community Impact program, JLGL will award funding with volunteer hours to support Greater Lakeland community programs. In addition to a grant award of up to $1,000, each community partner will also be provided with a limited number of volunteers to support selected projects.
Reading is Fundamental (RIF) is a national book distribution program. This program distribute books to children with the greatest need in schools in the Lakeland area. Thousands of free books are distributed throughout the year. JLGL has been a RIF program participant for over forty years.
The World of Reading event is one the League’s signature programs that focuses on school readiness and family literacy. Join us Spring 2018 at Barnett Family Park for a free public event featuring authors signing their books, crafts and lots of family friendly activities on April 21.
Ready to Read is a JLGL initiative designed to support the literacy related needs of one school in the community each year. This school is selected based on the academic performance and economic need of the majority of the school’s students and the school’s improvement plan.