The Junior League of Tacoma trains women in volunteer and civic leadership skills then develops community programs that focus on identifiable community needs. This year the JLT will embark on a new platform. For the next three years we will be working on a multi-faceted approach to reach the goal that youth experiencing homelessness in Pierce County have the capacity for self sufficiency .
The past three years JLT focused on promoting health and wellness and education about nutrition and prevention of obesity for both children and adults. Junior League partners with the national Initiative Kids in the Kitchen to educate and help prevent poor nutrition and obesity.
Past project focus areas include educating people about kids with disabilities, self-esteem building, supporting children’s theatre and creative arts, programs to combat domestic violence, support for children at Remann Hall through the Court-Appointed Special Advocates Program, producing public service announcements for non-profits at KSTW-TV, support and provide training for pregnant teens, child abuse and neglect, sexual abuse education, addressing the special needs of the elderly, parenting skills and literacy education.