Third Annual Black Diamond Ball Will Be Held at Bonnet Springs Park – LkldNow
Every year JLGL raises thousands of dollars on behalf of students within Polk County to support League programs such as Reading is Fundamental (RIF), World of Reading, and Ready to Read.
Barnett shared, “The mission of this event is personal to me. My mother, Tammy, spent her entire career invested in the lives of children, working in some of the most diverse school systems and counties as an educator and administrator. Growing up, I attended the most diverse high school in my county, and witnessed firsthand many of my peers struggling beyond the classroom, facing many challenges – even hunger. My mother-in-law, Carol Jenkins Barnett, created an enduring and impactful legacy as an advocacy leader for early childhood education in the state of Florida, supporting many education initiatives like the United Ways Reading Pals and Success by Six.”