Dear JL Boston Community and Friends,
We are grateful for the connections we make with the community. Together, we are catalysts for lasting community change. In Junior League of Boston’s Strategic Plan to grow 30%, impact 30% more, and give 30% more
, we are happy to say that our new member class is the largest it has been in years. This enables us to further support our vision that every girl has the skills and confidence to thrive at life
Our STEM program, engaging middle school age girls in science, technology, engineering, and math, is off to a strong start. Girls exercised hands-on problem solving skills through simulations, and learned about opportunities through tours of various tech facilities and career speakers.
To bring awareness to homelessness in Boston, JL Boston collaborated with ArtLifting to display artwork in our Newbury Street HQ by local women artists affected by homelessness
. We hosted a Luncheon with artist, Kitty Zen, who shared her story and inspiration through appreciating Boston through various perspectives.
The Diversity and Inclusion Task Force kicked off
with strong representation across our organization. Sub committees focusing on Leadership/ Membership, Community, and Trainings are underway, developing strategies and key performance indicators to bring our Diversity and Inclusion Commitment to life.
JL Boston continues long standing programs: Leader Within, JL Boston Arts, Kids in the Kitchen, Learning Circles, Run Club, and Amiga Mentoring Program. When we asked the girls what they gained from the grocery program in JL Boston Arts, 75% of the girls answered either that they discovered new foods or that they learned to cook healthy meals
. When girls in our programs were asked “how comfortable do you feel sharing your opinion about something?” On average the girls scored 3.8 out of 4, after our program.
JL Boston offered numerous trainings this Fall, including Positively engaging with adolescent girls, Working Together to End Trafficking, Personal Branding, Leadership, and Salary Negotiation. We ask for your support to continue serving the Boston community through our girl mentoring program, developing Boston women leaders and promoting voluntarism. Please join me in giving: https://www.jlboston.org/individual-donors/
JL Boston President 2016-2017