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Youth Empowered!

With a focus on the emotional health of youth, The Junior League of Reading’s Youth Empowered program seeks to improve the self-esteem of our youth and empower them to become leaders in our community.

Our Strategies Include:

  • Increasing access to leadership programs and opportunities
  • Providing educational forums on issues affecting the development of positive self-esteem
  • Increasing opportunities for empowerment through youth volunteer service




JLR Youth Development Model –

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To Achieve these Strategic Goals, We Have implemented the Following Tactics and Programs:


  • Community trainings for agencies working with the youth in our community
  • Educational forums/film screenings of issues affecting self-esteem and emotional well-being