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The Junior League of Reading, PA, 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.

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To accomplish our mission, we depend on both our enthusiastic and committed members and outside support in the form of donations and sponsors. - Learn About Becoming a Member - - Learn About Donating -

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

Young Women’s Summit

The JLR’s Young Women’s Summit is a four-day, professionally facilitated workshop for at-risk girls in grades 6 and 7. 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 four-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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Olivet Boys & Girls Club

In November 2010, we started serving Thanksgiving dinner at the Oakbrook Club of Olivet to its members and their families. Fast forward to today, and this event is one of our most popular and favored among our members.  Our members volunteer to prepare turkeys, hams, all the sides and desserts that go along with Thanksgiving.  We deliver and serve the food while also providing entertainment for the kids who attend.

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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

Young Women’s Summit

The JLR’s Young Women’s Summit is a four-day, professionally facilitated workshop for at-risk girls in grades 6 and 7. 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 four-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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Olivet Boys & Girls Club

In November 2010, we started serving Thanksgiving dinner at the Oakbrook Club of Olivet to its members and their families. Fast forward to today, and this event is one of our most popular and favored among our members.  Our members volunteer to prepare turkeys, hams, all the sides and desserts that go along with Thanksgiving.  We deliver and serve the food while also providing entertainment for the kids who attend.

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Events

The Junior League of Reading’s members devote countless hours to planning and volunteering at our annual community events: Fall Fest and Touch-a-Truck.

Fall Fest

Fall Fest is a fun, casual event which includes tasty food, beer/wine/spirit tasting, live music, a silent auction, and more! All monies raised through this event support the Junior League of Reading’s Youth Empowerment Initiative.

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Touch-A-Truck

Touch-a-Truck is a hands-on learning experience for children to explore a variety of large trucks, heavy machinery, recreation vehicles, farm equipment, emergency vehicles, motorcycles and much more! Enjoy this fun community event where kids can climb on, scramble over, and touch a variety of vehicles. Join us for live music, food, games, and Special Reading Fightin’ Phil actives at the ballpark. A sensory-free hour will be available for those who prefer a quieter environment.

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Events

The Junior League of Reading’s members devote countless hours to planning and volunteering at our annual community events: Fall Fest and Touch-a-Truck.

Fall Fest

Fall Fest is a fun, casual event which includes tasty food, beer/wine/spirit tasting, live music, a silent auction, and more! All monies raised through this event support the Junior League of Reading’s Youth Empowerment Initiative.

- Learn More -

Touch-A-Truck

Touch-a-Truck is a hands-on learning experience for children to explore a variety of large trucks, heavy machinery, recreation vehicles, farm equipment, emergency vehicles, motorcycles and much more! Enjoy this fun community event where kids can climb on, scramble over, and touch a variety of vehicles. Join us for live music, food, games, and Special Reading Fightin’ Phil actives at the ballpark. A sensory-free hour will be available for those who prefer a quieter environment.

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