Monthly Archive: August 2011

Do you plan to study ‘voluntarism’ next year?

Like many community-focused nonprofit organizations, many Junior Leagues around the country offer graduating seniors a chance to apply for a merit-based scholarship. While students typically need high academic credentials to qualify, one other thing makes a successful candidate stand out: … Read more

Who says fund-raising can’t be fun?

While back-to-school backpack programs remain one of the most popular Junior League programs, the Junior League of Bryan-College Station’s Stuff the Bus initiative creates a new wrinkle: fund-raising by flash mob.

JLBCS’ signature project – which aims to … Read more

Yes, We Did Do More than ‘Just Play Bridge’ Back Then

One of this year’s hottest summer movies looks to be The Help, the entertaining screen version of the best-seller of the same name. Because The Junior League—or at least a fictionalized version of the Junior League of Jackson, Mississippi—plays … Read more

School Isn’t Free

As families begin to think about back-to-school shopping, some naturally have anxiety – economic anxiety. It’s no secret that the economy is still in a rough patch. But for families already living on the edge, shopping for school supplies can … Read more