Junior League of Wilmington’s Community Impact
The Junior League of Wilmington is proud to be working with several local nonprofit organizations
on the issue of “children’s health” with a concentration on educating children about healthy food choices though the nationally acclaimed Kids in the Kitchen program.
The Junior League of Wilmington is taking the Kids in the Kitchen series to area elementary schools and community centers. Our goal is to encourage children to maintain a healthy weight by making good food choices and exercising. We are accomplishing this through hands-on cooking demonstrations and activities. The Kids in the Kitchen program also educates children on the importance of good oral health, sugar awareness, personal hygiene, and the Nemours 5-2-1-Almost None program which highlights the importance of increasing consumption of fruits and vegetables, increasing exercise, and reducing “screen time.”
In addition, the Junior League of Wilmington has an adult program that covers all the above topics to help raise parents’ and caregivers’ awareness about fast food while giving tips and ideas for healthy, low-cost, easy meals.
Currently, partnerships have been established with Delaware Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, Delaware Greenways, Healthy Food for Healthy Kids, Girls on the Run, Wilmington PAL, Ministry of Caring, and the Anna P. Mote Elementary School. Click here for more information about our work with our partners. Not a current partner? The Junior League of Wilmington is always looking for new partnerships. Please contact our headquarters if you are interested.
From 2008 until 2011 the Junior League of Wilmington worked closely with the Life Lines Program at the West End Neighborhood House, a not-for-profit agency in Wilmington dedicated to helping children who are aging out of the foster care system. The Junior League of Wilmington dedicated more than $90,000 and hundreds of hours of volunteer time to the following programs:
• Supplied the Life Lines program’s education training center with new computers, printers and routers for use in creating resumes, applying for jobs and completing school work
• Facilitated monthly Lifeskills training workshops. Topics including: conflict resolution, financial literacy, self defense and personal hygiene
• Renovated five WENH transitional homes for emancipated foster care youths. The improved residences establish safe, welcoming home environments that encourage responsible independent living
• Landscaped and maintained five WENH transitional homes to provide a safe social environment
For more information on past projects and accomplishments by the Junior League of Wilmington please click here.