The Junior League of El Paso, Inc.
The Junior League of El Paso, Inc. is an organization of women committed to promoting voluntarism, developing the potential of women and improving the community through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers. Its purpose is exclusively educational and charitable.
Since 1933, the Junior League has returned more than $6 million to El Paso, through over 500 service projects, programs, and community assistance grants. In 2017-18, the Junior League of El Paso will focus its volunteer and funding efforts on initiatives that promote and embrace awareness of mental and physical health. The 2017-2018 community projects include: * Girls Going the Distance, a life skills development program based on the “Girls on the Run” model, using dynamic, interactive lessons, and running games, to inspire and motivate girls and encourage lifelong health and fitness. * Fresh Beginnings: From Farm to Table, a project that incorporates community education and participation in selecting, growing, and preparing nutritious meals in Northeast El Paso. Families in these neighborhoods are faced with issues that lead to poor quality of life such as a lack of access to a nearby grocery store or other sources of fresh produce and nutritious meal options. * Building Connections, an evidence based parent-child treatment program for children, ages 2-7 years, who experience emotional and behavioral problems due to traumatic events. The program's focus is to improve the relationship between the caregiver and child and modify behavior patterns. * Spotlight on Mental Health, a special television production aiming to reduce the stigma associated with mental health illnesses by providing El Pasoans information regarding the availability of local resources for the early identification and treatment of mental health illnesses. * Music Therapy for the Elderly, one of the Junior League’s longest-running community project for 26 years, enriches the lives of older adults at nursing homes and adult day care centers by providing therapeutic musical performances that foster social contact, improve cognitive ability, and nurture memory skills through music reminiscent of their youth.
El Paso, TX 79912