The Junior League of Boston Announces Partnership with Strong Women, Strong Girls (8/1/12)
The Junior League of Boston Announces Partnership with Strong Women, Strong Girls
Lauren Tieuli – External Communications
1 August 2012
BOSTON, MA August 2012 – The Junior League of Boston (JL Boston) announces their partnership with Strong Women, Strong Girls.
The Junior League of Boston is pleased to announce the addition of an eleventh community project. With this project comes an equally exciting new relationship with Boston-based non-profit Strong Women, Strong Girls (SWSG). The mission of SWSG is to utilize the lessons learned from strong women throughout history to encourage girls and young women to become strong women themselves. By building communities of women committed to supporting positive social change, SWSG works to create cycles of mutual empowerment for women and girls.
SWSG engages disadvantaged elementary-school girls in leadership and civic-engagement programming with college-women mentors. College women who mentor with SWSG give an incredible amount to the girls they mentor, their college chapters, and our community. Three years ago, SWSG was looking for a way to give back to these dynamic women and launched the Strong Leaders Program, where college mentors are matched with professional women who help them explore their professional and leadership development. As a part of this program, SWSG and the Junior League of Boston created a strategic partnership where women from the Junior League of Boston will served as mentors, friends, and guides to SWSG’s college women. The SWSG curriculum aligns with the JL Boston’s focus on girls’ wellness by engaging young women in developing the social, emotional and leadership skills they need to succeed in the future and lead healthy, independent lives after college.
With a small staff team, SWSG staff needs the help of successful, passionate women to fully support the dreams of the over 200 college women who mentor annually. The Junior League of Boston will be a critical partner in their efforts to develop the next generation of female leaders.
For more information on Strong Women, Strong Girls please visit https://www.jlboston.org/strong-women-strong-girls/ or http://swsg.org/locations/cities/boston/
About the Junior League of Boston
The Junior League of Boston is an organization of women committed to promoting voluntarism, developing the potential of women and improving communities through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers. Its purpose is exclusively educational and charitable. The organization’s focus is the nutrition and wellness of women and children. JL Boston is part of The Association of Junior Leagues International Inc. (AJLI), an organization of 293 Junior League chapters in four countries. AJLI is composed of more than 155,000 dedicated and creative women members from varying backgrounds and interests, who share a commitment to voluntarism within their communities. Founded in 1906, JL Boston originated as a progressive, motivated and dedicated collection of trained female volunteers. Today, their members proudly serve the Greater Boston area through direct community service projects. Please go to www.jlboston.org for more information and to learn how you can support JL Boston.