The Junior League of Greater Lakeland, Inc. is committed to promoting overall wellness of body, mind, and spirit for women and children in our community.
Welcome to The Junior League of Greater Lakeland®
We are an organization of women committed to promoting voluntarism, developing the potential of women and improving the community through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers. The Junior League is exclusively educational and charitable.
A Message From Our President
Hear from Dr. Lauren Albaum, The League's 2020-2021 acting President, on her vision, mission and goals.
A year to engage with one another
The League has a long history of fulfilling our mission – to promote voluntarism, develop the potential of women, and improve our community through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers. This year, the league will focus on engagement, with our members and the community, in an effort to positively impact the heads, hearts, and homes, of the children of Polk county.
The Junior League of Greater Lakeland invests thousands of volunteer hours in community projects and programs that align to our Mission and further the League’s impact in our community. 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.
Reading is Fundamental
Reading is Fundamental (RIF) is a national book distribution program that is exclusively funded by the Junior League of Greater Lakeland. This program continues to distribute books to children with the greatest need in schools in the Lakeland area.
The World of Reading event is one the League’s signature programs that focuses on school readiness and family literacy. It’s hosted annually in April at Barnett Family Park and is a free public event featuring authors signing their books, crafts and lots of family friendly activities. The 2021 Event is being hosted as a socially distant drive-through in the parking lot of First United Methodist Church on Lake Morton.
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.
See what events are coming soon, all hosted by The Junior League of Greater Lakeland.
General Membership Meetings
The first Tuesday of each month, The Junior League of Greater Lakeland hosts a General Membership Meeting to update our members on community activities, League announcements and our community impact. These meetings are held at our Headquarters, The Junior League Sorosis Building on Lake Morton.
The Junior League of Greater Lakeland invites all members and their families to attend our Welcome Back Bash! Rescheduled to Saturday, September 25 from 5 PM – 8 PM Junior League of Greater Lakeland Building (90 Lake Morton Dr. Lakeland, FL 33801) Learn more and REGISTER HERE
Join Us the First Thursday in December for our Annual Lakeland Christmas Parade, hosted by The Junior League of Greater Lakeland and the City of Lakeland. The 40th Annual Lakeland Christmas Parade will be held on Thursday, December 2nd, 2021 at 7:00pm The parade theme for 2021 is The application period for the 2021 Christmas […]
The Junior League of Greater Lakeland and the City of Lakeland are thrilled to announce the 2021 Lakeland Christmas Parade! The 40th Annual Lakeland Christmas Parade will be held on Thursday, December 2nd, 2021 at 7:00pm The parade theme for 2021 is Applications will open on June 15, 2021 and close September 15, 2021. […]
The Junior League of Greater Lakeland hosts several events throughout the year in an effort to increase our impact in our communities.
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