The Junior League of El Paso, Inc. will provide over $1 million in financial and volunteer to support its diverse community projects and programs in 2012-2013. In addition to direct financial support, the Junior League commits its members to thousands of volunteer service hours to impact the lives of El Pasoans.
JLEP FRC B.E.A.R. Storytime The Junior League of El Paso, Inc. Family Resource Center at the El Paso Children’s Hospital establishes our permanent presence at the hospital. The JLEP FRC B.E.A.R. Storytime will promote literacy and bring comfort to children by sharing the joy of reading aloud, journaling and positive interaction. B.E.A.R. Storytime books will be gifted to the children participating in the project to further encourage literacy and bonding among families. The Junior League of El Paso, Inc. Family Resource Center will empower families to become knowledgeable advocates for their children through access to materials that provide comfort and reassurance and will provide an area for families to gather, relax, learn and support each other during their time at the hospital.
C.L.O.C.K.S. (Creating Learning Opportunities for the Community and Kids through Science), C.L.O.C.K.S. is designed to build children’s interest in science and math. The collaboration between JLEP and Insights El Paso Science Museum, a past Signature Project of the League, continues with Science Saturdays, a monthly lesson and demonstration encouraging a family–centered interest in and love of science.
Done-In-A-Day The trained volunteers of the Junior League will collaborate with area nonprofit organizations to implement events with high community impact. Done-In-A-Day will provide an opportunity for all JLEP members to participate in a community project. DIAD will support high-impact, short-term events which relate to one or more of JLEP’s Position Statements and meet specific guidelines for collaboration with various nonprofit agencies.
Food for Kids with a KIK! Food 4 Kids with a KIK! represents an effort to impact the nutritional needs of children in our community. The goal of the project is to empower children to make healthy lifestyle choices and help reverse the growth of childhood obesity and its associated health issues, while providing supplemental weekend nutritious Snack Bags to fight hunger among students at a local elementary school.
Music Therapy for the Elderly Music Therapy for the Elderly provides therapy for El Paso’s senior citizens in the form of musical performances and nurturing social contact. Active and Sustaining members of the Junior League of El Paso, Inc. sing and perform at area nursing homes and adult centers. The Music Therapy for the Elderly Project is JLEP’s longest running Community Project and has been touching the lives of El Pasoans for the past 22 years.
Project 2013 The goal of Project 2013 is to mentor young women at Bowie High School to improve their self-esteem, ensure consistent school attendance and on-time graduation, and encourage personal academic excellence. Project 2013 will continue making a significant impact on “at-risk” girls entering their senior year of high school, all of whom have participated during the past three years of the project. JLEP members will continue mentoring the Project 2013 girls through semi-monthly Power Lunch sessions and various field trips throughout the community.
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