Community Involvement

The Junior League of Boca Raton, Inc. supports a wide variety of projects by providing funds and trained volunteers. The League’s present community issues include hunger, child welfare, and nonprofit support. Our volunteer work helps with these issues through the Community GardenCommunity Diaper Bank, Feeding the Community projects, Nonprofit Assistance programs, as well as the following programs.

Self Esteem

The Self Esteem Committee of the Junior League of Boca Raton is a group of women who want to empower females in our community and help develop a healthy sense of self-esteem. We focus on being positive role models and leading by example.  Our iShine program focuses on working with girls between the ages of 9 to 17.  This is the most critical age for self esteem, confidence, self-acceptance, and self-worth development.  Helping girls increase confidence in their unique talents, interests and abilities reduces their reliance on physical appearance as their main measure of self worth.  Together, through workshops and activities, we engage and create a supportive bond and friendship with these young women.

Florence Fuller

Reading is the foundation for all academic learning. The Florence Fuller committee is reaching out to all the children of the Florence Fuller Centers who are falling behind and preventing the younger ones from ever being in that position. The Junior League of Boca Raton launched an intensive Literacy Enhancement program to add to Florence Fuller’s academic program. This program includes a Pen Pal Program, Storytelling classes, KidzLit Teacher trainings, and Family Reading Nights.

To learn more about Florence Fuller visit their website.

Spirit of Giving Network (SOGN)

The Spirit of Giving is a collaborative, nonprofit organization with a focus on children and families in South Palm Beach County. It is a forum where nonprofits and community supporters share information, resources and best practices. Currently, there are more than 70 nonprofit member organizations meeting on a monthly basis. The group’s objective is to streamline the delivery of services to the community by working collaboratively to solve issues and improve operations through internal and external partnerships.

For more information on the Spirit of Giving visit their website.

Public Affairs

The Junior Leagues of Florida State Public Affairs Committee (SPAC) has been the advocacy arm of the Junior Leagues of Florida for nearly 40 years, monitoring the state legislative process and addressing issues of political importance to our members.  The State of Florida boasts 25 Junior Leagues, with combined membership of over 11,000 women.

Public Affairs is an issue-oriented committee that advocates for community needs, League interests and for the focus areas of the State Public Affairs Committee. This project improves the JLBR’s ability to oversee attention and involvement in our League’s focus areas. Current focus areas are: children aging out of the foster care system, gender specific programming for girls in the juvenile justice system, childhood obesity and nutrition, booster seat requirements for children over the age of three, human trafficking, cyber crimes and cyber bullying, and the guardian ad litem program.

*For more information on any of the Junior League’s community projects contact us at 561-620-2553 or info@jlbr.org.