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The Junior League of Reading is an organization of women whose mission is to advance women’s leadership for meaningful community impact through volunteer action, collaboration, and training.

 

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Community Impact

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
  • Expanding our menstrual equity program to reach a wider audience and address more community needs

Young Women’s Summit

The JLR’s Young Women’s Summit is a two-day workshop, facilitated by the members of JLR, for girls in local middle schools. The purpose of the Summit is to engage a diverse group of young women from Berks County in a meaningful dialogue that will: expand their developmental assets, cultivate their leadership skills, and empower them to make a difference in their community through civic engagement and the creation of a community project.

At the end of the two-day Summit, the young women will have identified their personal strengths, defined an area of need within the community, and have completed a service learning project to positively impact their community. This process will move these young women away from being objects of programs towards being the creators of a resource to positively impact their community.

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Menstrual Equity

The Junior League of Reading focuses on equal and comprehensive access to menstrual hygiene products, and to the right to education about reproductive health, which both removes barriers to care and reduces stigma surrounding it. The organization is working to ensure that menstrual products are safe, affordable, and available to all people who menstruate in our area.

Help us end Period Poverty in Berks! DONATE HERE

 

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Centennial Day of Service

100th Anniversary Day of Service was a huge success!

On Saturday, January 27th, 65 volunteers including new members, active members, and sustainers as well as family members made a difference at 7 different sites accumulating 187 hours of service in one day!

 

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Community Impact

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
  • Expanding our menstrual equity program to reach a wider audience and address more community needs

Young Women’s Summit

The JLR’s Young Women’s Summit is a two-day workshop, facilitated by the members of JLR, for girls in local middle schools. The purpose of the Summit is to engage a diverse group of young women from Berks County in a meaningful dialogue that will: expand their developmental assets, cultivate their leadership skills, and empower them to make a difference in their community through civic engagement and the creation of a community project.

At the end of the two-day Summit, the young women will have identified their personal strengths, defined an area of need within the community, and have completed a service learning project to positively impact their community. This process will move these young women away from being objects of programs towards being the creators of a resource to positively impact their community.

- Learn More -

Menstrual Equity

The Junior League of Reading focuses on equal and comprehensive access to menstrual hygiene products, and to the right to education about reproductive health, which both removes barriers to care and reduces stigma surrounding it. The organization is working to ensure that menstrual products are safe, affordable, and available to all people who menstruate in our area.

Help us end Period Poverty in Berks! DONATE HERE

 

- Learn More -

Centennial Day of Service

100th Anniversary Day of Service was a huge success!

On Saturday, January 27th, 65 volunteers including new members, active members, and sustainers as well as family members made a difference at 7 different sites accumulating 187 hours of service in one day!

 

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Events

The Junior League of Reading’s members devote countless hours to planning and volunteering at our annual community events.  

JLR Bingo ~ TBA

Advocacy Community Event  ~ TBA

Young Women’s Summit ~ TBA

Touch a Truck ~ TBA

Events

The Junior League of Reading’s members devote countless hours to planning and volunteering at our annual community events.  

JLR Bingo ~ TBA

Advocacy Community Event  ~ TBA

Young Women’s Summit ~ TBA

Touch a Truck ~ TBA