Tag Archive: children

Planting the seeds of women’s leadership

In an opinion piece for the Tennessean a few weeks ago, former Federal Communications Commissioner Debi Tate wrote about how important it is that leadership reflect what we look like as nations in which half the citizens are women. Writing … Read more

Mitigating a hazard to Florida’s children

Thanks to a decade of statewide activism by child advocates including The Junior League of Gainesville, Florida became the forty-ninth state to enact laws requiring child safety restraints for children five years old and under when they are traveling in … Read more

Life on the Streets

As November, National Adoption Month, draws to a close, it seems appropriate to contemplate the challenges faced by the hundreds of thousands of children in foster care in the United States, the United Kingdom, Canada, and Mexico, where orphanages … Read more

Who needs playgrounds? (Everyone!)

How important is play?

Well, according to the American Heart Association, lack of physical activity is a major risk factor for developing coronary artery disease even for children and adolescents. (The AHA recommends kids participate in at least 60 … Read more

When are you too young to volunteer?

Good question.

It’s no secret that what we call voluntarism is at the heart of what it means to be a Junior League member. We volunteer our time to create lasting community impact. Period.

But the Junior League of Norfolk-Virginia Read more