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 Jessica Brown, The League's 2020-2021 acting President, her vision, mission and goals.
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 will bring challenges that will stretch and strengthen us, as we learn to conform to our ever-changing circumstances.
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.
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.
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 3rd, 2020 at 7:00pm The parade theme for 2020 is The application period for the 2020 Christmas […]
Once a year, the Junior League of Greater Lakeland welcomes a new group of exceptional women to its Provisional Class. The purpose of the Provisional Class is to provide an introduction to The Junior League of Greater Lakeland (JLGL), the Lakeland community and the Association of Junior Leagues International (AJLI). Group training programs, speakers and […]
When you speak of Lakeland icons, the name of sustainer VIRGINIA TACKER ASKEW will always be included in the conversation. This 97-year old dynamo is loved by all who know her and is still actively making a difference in our community today. Virginia was born July 14, 1920 in Lakeland, attended Lakeland High School, received […]
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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