August 14, 2023 – During our strategic planning process to determine the direction of the Junior League of Wilmington for the next three years, we made the difficult decision to retire our Women’s Leadership Summit after 8 successful years. Though we are sad to see our Summit go, this opens up the opportunity for the League to invest in smaller… Read More
The Junior League of Wilmington, DE is honored to accept the Governor’s Outstanding Volunteer Service Award. Our Members have a shared vision, which is to be a catalyst for lasting community change by empowering women to be leaders and make a difference in their community. In 2019 we focused our efforts on the topic of… Read More
The Junior League of Wilmington, DE kicked off Period Poverty Awareness Week by joining together with the Teen Warehouse, U by Kotex, the National Foundation for Women Legislators, and the Alliance for Period Supplies to host a period product drive on May 24, 2021. Members of the community dropped off donations of tampons, pads, and… Read More
The League conducts life skills workshops and other programs at Bayard House, the only licensed residential program serving homeless or transitional pregnant minors in Delaware. The House serves homeless, pregnant teens and young women and their families, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, helping them become nurturing parents and independent, contributing members of society.
As part of our current focus on empowering young women, we are working with DAPI to renovate its facilities and plan programs and events to help the young women participating in their program prepare for a happy and successful future.
The Junior League of Wilmington spearheaded the passage of Erin’s Law in Delaware. In June 2016, the First State became the 28th state to pass Erin’s Law, which requires that all public schools in each state implement a prevention-oriented child sexual abuse education program.
The Junior League of Wilmington celebrated its centennial in 2018. Our roots in the community run deep, and our members’ dedication has created a proud legacy with a focus on some of the most vulnerable populations. League efforts have improved living conditions for immigrants, promoted child and maternal health and wellness, given children the gift of literacy, provided social and recreational opportunities for seniors, empowered children aging out of foster care as well as pregnant and parenting teens though life skills training, taken steps to prevent sexual abuse, and helped reform Delaware’s foster care system.
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